Bang the Drum Lyrics

Linda Perry


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , CARLIN AMERICA INC , EMI Music Publishing, THE SONGWRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA , Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Marilyn Mc Leod, Mel Bolton
album: Track 6 in album After Hours
release date: 1999
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock
length: 4:03
composer: Linda Perry

Cover Art

Linda Perry After Hours cover art
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One day we’ll run away
Build a house made of straw and clay
Worship every moonlit night
While we bang upon the drum
Plant seeds to grow the trees
That will supply the needs
To raise a wall of segregation
While we bang upon the drum
A social enemy has prayed upon thy faith
A loss of dignity
Is getting in thy way
Real soon the sand dunes
Will blow across every afternoon
Blinding us with a grain of salt
As we bang upon the drum
We’ll plant our feet in land
Far surpassing machines of man
Thanking mother for this revelation
While we bang upon the drum
A common legacy
Has graced me with new faith
A needle and a thread
Has woven my new fate
One day in the afternoon
One day in the afternoon
One day we’ll run away
Build a house made of straw and clay
Worship every moonlit night
As we bang upon the drum
A social enemy has prayed upon thy faith
A loss of dignity is getting in thy way
One day in the afternoon
One day in the afternoon


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Garden
  • 2 Jackie
  • 3 Sunny April Afternoon
  • 4 Lost Command
  • 5 Get It While You Can
  • 6 Bang the Drum
  • 7 Some Days Never End
  • 8 New Dawn
  • 9 Fly Away
  • 10 Let Me Ride
  • 11 The Cows Come Home
  • 12 Carry On
  • 13 Antonia's Lament