Bruce Cockburn - Tried and Tested Lyrics

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Tried and tested
Tried and tested

By the cries of birds
By the lies Ive heard
By my own loose talk
By the way I walk
By the claws of beasts
By the laws of priests
By the gluttons feast
By the word police

By the planets arc
By the falling dark
By the state of the art
By the beat of my heart
By the poverty trance
By dark finance
By the marketing dance
By the fateful glance

Tried and tested
Tried and tested

By the pressure to rhyme
By the wages of crime
By the drop of a dime
By the ghost of the times
By the spurs of desire
By What does love require
By what I waited for
By what showed up at the door

Tried and tested
Tried and tested

By the nation wide
By the tears Ive cried
By the lure of false pride
By the need to take sides
By the weight of choice
By the still small voice
By things I forget
By what I havent met yet

Tried and tested
Tried and tested

Pierced by beautys blade and skinned by wind
Begged for more -- was given -- begged again
Im still here
Im still here

Tried and tested

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Tried and Tested
  • 2 Open
  • 3 All Our Dark Tomorrows
  • 4 Trickle Down
  • 5 Everywhere Dance
  • 6 Put It in Your Heart
  • 7 Postcards From Cambodia
  • 8 Wait No More
  • 9 Celestial Horses
  • 10 You've Never Seen Everything
  • 11 Don't Forget About Delight
  • 12 Messenger Wind