Song Lyrics

You can turn off the lights for this one Peter
Some songs need light and shade
This song is more shade
Than the shadows

You know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love

Wo…
Ooo…yea

His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
Dogs started crying
Like a broken hearted man
In the howling wind
In the howling wind

He went deeper into black
Deeper into white
He sees the stars shine
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing, healing, healing
Healing hands of love
Like the stars shining from above

His hand in his pocket
His finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
His heart he could feel
Was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
My love, my love, my love

So the hands that build
Can also pull down
Even the hands of love
Even the hands of love

And in the shithouse a shotgun
Praying hands hold me down
If only the hunter was hunted
In this tin can town

No stars in the black night
Looks like the sky fall down
No sun in the daylight
Looks like it’s chained to the ground
Chained to the ground

The warden said the exit is sold
If you want a way out
Silver and gold
Silver and gold

Little Steven!

Every woman in their day
Felt a trickle in your bone
Jesus say something buddy
I am someone

Broken back to the ceiling
Broken nose to the door
I scream at the silence, it’s coming
It crawls under the floor, under the floor

Captains and kings in the ship’s hold
They came to collect
Silver and gold
Silver… gold
Yep

South Africa…
Well I went there for silver and gold
South Africa…
That’s the only way to get around
Silver and gold
(I told ya, I told ya)

Seen now coming and a-going
Seen the captains and the kings
See them navy blue uniforms
See them bright and shiny things
Bright and shiny things, yeah

Now the temperature is rising
The fever white hot
Mister, I ain’t got nothing
But it’s more than you got
Chains no longer bind me
Not the shackles in my feet
Outside are the prisoners
Inside the free
Set them free
Set them free

A prize fighter in a corner is told
Hit where it hurts
Silver and gold
Silver and gold

Set them free
Set them free
Yea