History Will Teach Us Nothing Lyrics

Sting


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Matthew Sumner
album: Track 4 in album …Nothing Like the Sun
release date: 1987-10-1
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 4:59
arranger: Sting
producer: Neil Dorfsman
composer: Sting

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If we seek solace in the prisons of the distant past
Security in human systems we're told will always always last
Emotions are the sail and blind faith is the mast
Without the breath of real freedom we're getting nowhere fast

If God is dead and an actor plays his part
His words of fear will find a place in your heart
Without the voice of reason every faith is its own curse
Without freedom from the past things can only get worse

Sooner or later just like the world first day
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away
Sooner or later just like the world first day
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away

History will teach us nothing
History will teach us nothing

Our written history is a catalog of crime
The sordid and the powerful, the architects of time
The mother of invention, the oppression of the mild
The constant fear of scarcity, aggression as its child

Sooner or later
Sooner or later
Sooner or later
Sooner or later

Convince an enemy, convince him that he's wrong
Is to win a bloodless battle where victory is long
A simple act of faith
In reason over might
To blow up his children will only prove him right
History will teach us nothing
Sooner or later just like the world first day
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away
Sooner or later just like the world first day
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away

History will teach us nothing
History will teach us nothing

Know your human rights
Be what you come here for
Know your human rights
Be what you come here for
Know your human rights
Be what you come here for
Know your human rights
Be what you come here for

Track Listing

  • 1 The Lazarus Heart
  • 2 Be Still My Beating Heart
  • 3 Englishman in New York
  • 4 History Will Teach Us Nothing
  • 5 They Dance Alone (Cueca solo)
  • 6 Fragile
  • 7 We’ll Be Together
  • 8 Straight to My Heart
  • 9 Rock Steady
  • 10 Sister Moon
  • 11 Little Wing
  • 12 The Secret Marriage