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take a step back


composer
Words and music: Simple Minds


publisher
© 1989 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd


background
Information to be added soon


lyrics
Go tell it on the mountain,
Like it burst forth like a fountain.
Try to shake the deep foundations of this land.
High up on lover's land,
They got hotel rooms so grand,
And no one here knows what goes behind closed doors.

Take a step back to the middle of the track.
Don't you know it's rumoured all around.
Says you know it's come to town.
Come on and take a step back to the middle of the track,
'Cos the rumours are around said you're coming back to town.

And with every little lie,
You come and never blink an eye.
You know you've got yourself all tied up,
When you're around.
I've got the modern world behind me,
Like a needle in a haystack find me,
They build you up and then they're going to burn you down.

So take a step back to the middle of the track,
The rumours all around.
Said you're coming back to me.
Come on and take a step back to the middle of the track.
Says you know it's going upside, you know what's going down.

I'm haunted by the wanderer deep inside.
Wanted by,
Haunted by,
I'm haunted by the wanderer that's deep in my soul.

Gonna look back to the middle of the track,
And you know it's going upside.
Le, le, da, le,
Telling me.
Ah ha, uh hu.

Ooh look back to the middle of the track,
And you know it's going upside,
Telling me...

Don't tell me it's a bad dream,
Don't tell me it's not what it seems,
Don't tell me pretty soon you know.

Gotta stop the roller coaster,
Gotta make the most of it,
Gonna pull you down.

Gotta make the most of it,
Better cool it down.



discography
Album Version (4:23)
Produced by: Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn
Engineers: Heff Moraes, Robin Hancock
Assistant Engineers: Danton Supple, Martin Plant

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live history
Street Fighting Years Tour: 1989