Fire in the Blue



LYRICS






Did you see it in the rise
That fire in the blue
Did it make you realize
Did it change your point of view
Come take my hand
And gather by the fire
We’ll watch the flames burn down
As the smoke stacks get higher

CHORUS
So let’s go rob from the rich and waste it on the young
Your chariot awaits don’t leave your song unsung
We’ll take a ride into the night sending sparks up to the sky
Watch them burn across the stars and dance into the light, we’ll dance into the light

Your gold don’t matter here
Leave your pretty shacks behind
And rip out every stitch
And watch it all unwind
Tell your mom and tell your dad
Grab your babies by the hand
It’s time to learn to walk
It’s time to make a stand

CHORUS




Old Neil singing bout a southern man
We’re spinning circles now hand in hand
Gotta keep my head ‘cause things aren’t clear
Not sure where we’re going, but for now we’re here
Right here

CHORUS
I don’t remember asking you to save me
I wasn’t looking for the love you gave to me
I can’t count all the ways you’ve changed me
But I can promise you one more night

I don’t know if you had a plan
If I had known, then I may have ran
And you whisper in my ear
I pull away and yet you draw me near
You draw me near

CHORUS

Cause I hear his voice inside my head
And every promise he never kept
This time I need to know it’s true
So just give me time and I’ll believe you

CHORUS 



Catch myself thinking bout, last time you came around
And you held me down
When the moon watched us run, we were chasing tides and setting suns
And you held me down

CHORUS
But you never realized you moved something deep inside me
And I won’t ever point the blame
But I won’t suffer in my shame
Cause baby you were worth the fall, worth the fall, you were worth it all
You were worth the fall, worth the fall, you were worth it all

Astral weeks we were drunk on wine, piano nights your hands on mine
And I held you down
Making every wrong seem right, we were finding darkness in the light
And I held you down

CHORUS

You never realized, you never realized
You never realized, you never realized
You never realized, you never realized
I swear she has your eyes
But maybe she was worth the fall, worth the fall
She was worth it all
She was the worth the fall, worth it all




The sky is falling yet we choose to ignore
They’re preaching us religion and delivering war
Oh oh, delivering war
Thirty-seven dead in Tunisian sand
Is that the price we have to pay for your holy land
No no, for your holy land

CHORUS
You know we better wake up before it’s too late
We can’t heal wounds with nothing but hate
The help we need won’t come from above
Unless we find a way to bomb ‘em with love

You know they’re all lying yet we choose to believe
One hundred thousand dying
Just when do we grieve
Oh no, when do we grieve

CHORUS

The violence isn’t working
Maybe try something new
So why’d we let the monkeys run this human zoo
Oh run this human zoo

CHORUS




Legend says you can’t come back, on the train that rides this track
But we all know how truth gets lost in the pouring rain
A young man’s heart is seldom wise, chasing dreams in distant skies
So Jimmy went down on the southbound train

CHORUS
Better get on board before the night is through
Better get on board if you dare to
And if your pain is not yet drowned
C’mon, come pour another round
Cause someone’s going down
Before the night is through
Better get on, better get on board

Pushing steel on that August night, oh they could tell that things weren’t right
By the way that Mary Mae…the way she held her eyes
He could tell she was a working girl, brought up hard in this mean ol’ world
Selling love that he could never afford to buy

CHORUS

Loneliness is all it takes, Jimmy made a big mistake
Now he’s gotta pay the man, the man his dues
But down and out ya know he ain’t got much, just a reckless heart with a gentle touch
Now Jimmy’s going down before the night is through

CHORUS




Guess it’s just four walls and me tonight
Can’t seem to win or lose this fight
I keep hearing everything you said
Like our broken song inside my head
Kettle sings its song just for one
December’s here, the snow has just begun
I find myself reaching for your hand
To tell you something only you would understand

CHORUS
This is me feeling less than small
Maybe I’ll stand, maybe I’ll fall
Maybe I should leave it all behind
Maybe I’ll just shout it at the walls

This moving on never seems right
To me we were always worth the fight
And even though you’re not holding me, I feel you
As I sit alone here tonight

CHORUS




I thought I walked a path of gold
And that the winds would always blow my way
Now I see there’s nothing here beneath my feet
But dust and dreams
On a road that leads astray
This pain weighs me down

CHORUS
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go

And I dreamed I found my treasure trove
And that the dice would always roll my way
But now it’s clear
There’s nothing here but these old fears
Upon my back like a load of empty bags
So what can I say to you
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry

CHORUS

It’s time for me to find another way
It’s dark but I can see the light of day
This is it, I’m moving on from this cocoon
It’s all I need to do 
If I ever will learn to fly
I’m going to let it go, let it go, let it go… go

CHORUS

And I thought I walked a path of gold




I’ve got a love that will keep you coming back for more
No need to hide baby, come right in my front door
Don’t worry if you can’t find what you’ve been looking for

CHORUS
I’ve got a love that will keep you coming back for more
It ain’t right, that’s all right
Cause I got a love that will keep you coming back for more

I’ve got a move that will shake you to your very core
Cut every rug and stay up well half past four
You know you’re doing it wrong if it feels like a chore

CHORUS

Here we go!
I’ve got a way that will make you sing in every key
It ain’t about you babe, it’s all about me
Don’t worry baby, this is how it’s meant to be
She’s got you all tied up, don’t worry I’ll set you free
It ain’t right, that’s all right
Cause I got a love that will keep you coming back for more

CHORUS




Sitting here drinking coffee, wishing it was wine
I’m holding your picture, wishing you were mine
I find myself lately needing things a little stronger
The whiskey don’t burn enough or hold back the tears any longer
Seems you moved on
She stole your eye
And all I keep hearing 
Is your nonchalant goodbye

CHORUS
So don’t worry about me, someday I’ll be fine
Cause I’m just a silly girl who can’t stop trying
So I’ll see you later, I wish you well
Calling up to heaven, straight from hell
Welcome to the slowburn
Maybe we’ll never learn
These old feelings can’t be beat
I hope you enjoy the heat
While I watch you burn

Sitting here drinking coffee, wishing it was wine
I’m holding your picture, wishing you were mine

CHORUS




Songwriters: Leonard Cohen 
Tower of Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Interpreted by Amanda Jackson Band

All my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in all the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day in the Tower of Song

I said to Hank Williams, how lonely does it get?
Hank Williams hasn't answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
Oh, a hundred floors above me in the Tower of Song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the Great Beyond
They tied me to this table right here in the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I'm very sorry, baby, doesn't look like me at all
I'm standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah, they don't let a woman kill you, not in the Tower of Song

Now, you can say that I've grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there's a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
I keep hearing these funny voices in the Tower of Song

I see you standing on the other side
I don't know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so far from everything that we lost
We'll never, we'll never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back
They're moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone
I'll be speaking to you sweetly from the Tower of Song

Yeah, my friends are gone and my hair is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day in the Tower of Song




When all the worlds fail
All paths seem hard to cross
When no one hears your wails
And all you have seems lost

I will always hear
I’ll always be true
When you’re full of fear
I will sing for you
I will sing for you