Strange Waters Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Cockburn
album: No. 11 track in album The Charity of Night
release date: 1996
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length: 5:49
electric guitar: Bruce Cockburn
bass: Rob Wasserman
drums: Gary Craig
resonator guitar: Bruce Cockburn
mix: John Whynot
recording: John Whynot
background vocals: Jonatha Brooke, Patty Larkin
vocal: Bruce Cockburn

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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

  • 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