Who Sang When the Walls Came Tumbling Down? Def Leppard

Def Leppard On Through the Night cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Joseph Elliott, Steve Clark
release date: 1980-3-14
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 4:45
producer: Tom Allom
vocal: Joe Elliott
engineer: Louis Austin and Dick Plant
guitar: Pete Willis and Steve Clark
spoken vocals: Dave Cousins
drums (drum set): Rick Allen
bass guitar: Rick Savage
On the first day of the first month in some distant year
The whole sky froze golden
Some said it was the aftermath of the radium bomb
While the others told of a final retribution
A terrible revenge of the Gods
But we understood the grand finale
Fulfillment of a prophecy told many years before
So all that was left was

All the women were captured and chained
And national suicide was proclaimed
And new America fell to the ground
And all the children lay crippled lame

But all the nations came together
In fear of the thought of the end
No more would we fight in the streets
No courage had we to defend

When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound

When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound

A blinding light the sun had died a new moon took its place
Tidal waves and open graves the fate of the unhuman race
The city's heart no longer beats no pity have I left to lend
A sinner sits reciting Dylan it's now that I welcome the end

When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound

When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound

When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound

When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
When the walls came tumbling down
Nobody made a sound
(Down, down, down)
Down



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock Brigade
  • 2 Hello America
  • 3 Sorrow Is a Woman
  • 4 It Could Be You
  • 5 Satellite
  • 6 When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
  • 7 Wasted
  • 8 Rocks Off
  • 9 It Don’t Matter
  • 10 Answer to the Master
  • 11 Overture

  • Album Information
    label: Vertigo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin