Black Planet Lyrics

The Sisters of Mercy

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey
album: Track 1 in album First and Last and Always
release date: 1985-3
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Darkwave/New Wave/Synth-pop/Post-Punk
length: 4:41
lead vocals: Andrew Eldritch
composer: Wayne Hussey
lyricist: Andrew Eldritch

Cover Art

The Sisters of Mercy First and Last and Always cover art
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(In the western sky)
(My kingdom come)

So still so dark all over Europe
And I ride down the highway 101
By the side of the ocean headed for sunset
For the kingdom come
for the

[Chorus x2]
Black planet
Black world

Run around in the radiation
Run around in the acid rain
On a
Black planet
Black planet hanging over the highway
Out of my mind's eye
Out of the memory
Black world out of my mind

Still so dark all over Europe
And the rainbow rises here
In the western sky
The kill to show for
At the end of the great white pier
I see a


Run around in the radiation
Tune in turn on burn out in the acid rain on a...

[Chorus repeats to fade]

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Planet
  • 2 Walk Away
  • 3 No Time to Cry
  • 4 A Rock and a Hard Place
  • 5 Marian (version)
  • 6 First and Last and Always
  • 7 Possession
  • 8 Nine While Nine
  • 9 Logic
  • 10 Some Kind of Stranger