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On Top Of The World (passionate version)

from Surface Flame by The Rains

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live in Studio 284 rehearsal rooms, Kemptown, May 1997


Lucy on top of the world
My feet wouldn’t touch the earth
I was so high that it hurt
Moon shine high no shadow will fall
Moon shine high, yeah

Well the seed feeds of the earth, its arms go deep down, deep down
But I couldn’t see, I couldn’t feel, I didn’t know how
The far side is the right side,
The thin line leads all the way heavenbound

Now it feels alright
Here turns the world

Well I put myself here way back when
I voice came and blew the walls of a barricade to the ground
Everything came down
I voice so low I cried
Although I know I will cry again
What will you send to break me?
To clear my mind of dreams
To show me what you mean
To see all things one moment in time
To open my eyes, to change
Once I crawled on the floor
That was long before I heard you name

You know the white river runs, and it’s running with me
You know the white river runs, and I’m running to see
You know you don’t need a reason to be clean
Now it feels alright
Here turns the world
And I’m standing onboard

Oh lord, the merry-go-round, round and round ... repeats

(NB the lyrics in this early version of the song are still in development and don't always match the official set above)


from Surface Flame, released June 15, 1997
JAKE FERN: vocals, FX guitar
DONK BRAYSHAW: bass guitar
DAVID DAVIS: Korg Polysix, Viscount PB13 bass pedals, backing vocals
DAVE HUNT: drums, percussion & tinkles

Written by Fern/Barber/Davis © Copyright Control MCPS
℗ 2010 Bad Nurse Recordings/Pyrococcal Records


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