Bruce Cockburn - Look How Far Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu cover art
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On this rooftop where we're sitting
In the rays of the setting sun
Glasses of wine on a crate between us
Catch the light -- seem to glow from within

And there's a laugh
Hanging in the air
And there's no
Desperation anywhere

So many miles, so many doors
Some need patience, some need force
All fall open in their own due course
To allow us this time

And you're limned
In light, golden and thin
Looks to me
Like you're lit up from within

And look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
To paint you
This way

And I picture us in this light
Friendship a fine silver web
Stretched across golden smoky haze
And this is simple
And this is grace

And this light
Is a guest from far away
Passing through
The last whisper of day

And look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
To paint you
This way

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 When You Give It Away
  • 2 Mango
  • 3 Last Night of the World
  • 4 Isn't That What Friends Are For?
  • 5 Down to the Delta
  • 6 The Embers of Eden
  • 7 Blueberry Hill
  • 8 Let the Bad Air Out
  • 9 Look How Far
  • 10 Deep Lake
  • 11 Use Me While You Can


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 9 in album Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu
    release date: 1999-9-14
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 5:35
    producer: Bruce Cockburn and Colin Linden
    drums: Ben Riley
    vocal: Lucinda Williams
    mixer: John Whynot
    recorded by: John Whynot
    bass: Steve Lucas
    keyboard: Janice Powers
    harmonica: Carlos del Junco
    percussion: Rick Lazar
    trombone: Steven Donald
    electric guitar & resonator guitar: Bruce Cockburn
    Album Information
    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 620638018323
    script: Latin