Broken Wheel Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


album: Track 8 in album Inner City Front
release date: 1981
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:38
producer: Bruce Cockburn
engineer: Gary Gray
mastering: George Marino
associate producer: Bernie Finkelstein
composer: Bruce Cockburn
lyricist: Bruce Cockburn

Cover Art

Bruce Cockburn Inner City Front cover art
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Way out on the rim of the galaxy
The gifts of the Lord lie torn
Into whose charge the gifts were given
Have made it a curse for so many to be born
This is my trouble --
These were my fathers
So how am I supposed to feel?
Way out on the rim of the broken wheel

Water of life is going to flow again
Changed from the blood of heroes and knaves
The word mercy's going to have a new meaning
When we are judged by the children of our slaves
No adult of sound mind
Can be an innocent bystander
Trial comes before truth's revealed
Out here on the rim of the broken wheel

You and me -- we are the break in the broken wheel
Bleeding wound that will not heal

Lord, spit on our eyes so we can see
How to wake up from this tragedy

Way out on the rim of the broken wheel
Bleeding wound that will not heal
Trial comes before truth's revealed
So how am I supposed to feel?
This is my trouble --
Can't be an innocent bystander
In a world of pain and fire and steel
Way out on the rim of the broken wheel


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance
  • 2 The Strong One
  • 3 All's Quiet on the Inner City Front
  • 4 Radio Shoes
  • 5 Wanna Go Walking
  • 6 And We Dance
  • 7 Justice
  • 8 Broken Wheel
  • 9 Loner