Bruce Cockburn - Strange Waters Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn The Charity of Night cover art
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I've seen a high cairn kissed by holy wind
Seen a mirror pool cut by golden fins
Seen alleys where they hide the truth of cities
The mad whose blessing you must accept without pity

I've stood in airports guarded glass and chrome
Walked rifled roads and landmined loam
Seen a forest in flames right down to the road
Burned in love till I've seen my heart explode

You've been leading me
Beside strange waters

Across the concrete fields of man
Sun ray like a camera pans
Some will run and some will stand
Everything is bullshit but the open hand

You've been leading me
Beside strange waters
Streams of beautiful lights in the night
But where is my pastureland in these dark valleys?
If I loose my grip, will I take flight?

You've been leading me
Beside strange waters
Streams of beautiful lights in the night
But where is my pastureland in these dark valleys?
If I loose my grip, will I take flight?
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Night Train
  • 2 Get Up Jonah
  • 3 Pacing the Cage
  • 4 Mistress of Storms
  • 5 The Whole Night Sky
  • 6 The Coming Rains
  • 7 Birmingham Shadows
  • 8 The Mines of Mozambique
  • 9 Live on My Mind
  • 10 The Charity of Night
  • 11 Strange Waters


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 11 in album The Charity of Night
    release date: 1996
    popularity : 36 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    length: 5:49
    drums: Gary Craig
    vocal: Bruce Cockburn
    mixer: John Whynot
    recorded by: John Whynot
    bass: Rob Wasserman
    background vocals: Patty Larkin and Jonatha Brooke
    electric guitar & resonator guitar: Bruce Cockburn
    Album Information
    label: Rykodisc
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 014431036620
    script: Latin