Waiting for a Miracle Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Cockburn
album: Track in album Waiting for a Miracle (Singles 1970-1987)
release date: 1987
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length: 4:50

Cover Art

Bruce Cockburn Waiting for a Miracle (Singles 1970-1987) cover art
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Look at them working in the hot sun
The pilloried saints and the fallen ones
Working and waiting for the night to come
And waiting for a miracle

Somewhere out there is a place that's cool
Where peace and balance are the rule
Working toward a future like some kind of mystic jewel
And waiting for a miracle

You rub your palm
On the grimy pane
In the hope that you can see
You stand up proud
You pretend you're strong
In the hope that you can be
Like the ones who've cried
Like the ones who've died
Trying to set the angel in us free
While they're waiting for a miracle

Struggle for a dollar, scuffle for a dime
Step out from the past and try to hold the line
So how come history takes such a long, long time
When you're waiting for a miracle

You rub your palm
On the grimy pane
In the hope that you can see
You stand up proud
You pretend you're strong
In the hope that you can be
Like the ones who've cried
Like the ones who've died
Trying to set the angel in us free
While they're waiting for a miracle


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Going to the Country
  • 2 Musical Friends
  • 3 One Day I Walk
  • 4 It's Going Down Slow
  • 5 Up on This Hillside
  • 6 Feet Fall on the Road
  • 7 Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long
  • 8 All the Diamonds in the World
  • 9 Burn
  • 10 Silver Wheels
  • 11 I'm Gonna Fly Some Day
  • 12 Vagabondage
  • 13 Free to Be
  • 14 Laughter
  • 15 Wondering Where the Lions Are
  • 16 Tokyo
  • 17 Fascist Architecture
  • 18 The Trouble With Normal
    CD 2
  • 1 Rumours of Glory
  • 2 The Coldest Night of the Year
  • 3 Wanna Go Walking
  • 4 You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance
  • 5 Tropic Moon
  • 6 Candy Man's Gone
  • 7 Lovers in a Dangerous Time
  • 8 If I Had a Rocket Launcher
  • 9 Making Contact
  • 10 Peggy's Kitchen Wall
  • 11 People See Through You
  • 12 Call It Democracy
  • 13 See How I Miss You
  • 14 Stolen Land
  • 15 Waiting for a Miracle