Who Sang Belfast Child? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Street Fighting Years cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC
release date: 1989-5-2
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 6:41
producer: Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson
arranger: Simple Minds
When my love said to me
Meet me down by the gallow tree
For it's sad news I bring
About this old town and all that it's offering
Some say troubles abound
Some day soon they're gonna pull the old town down

One day we'll return here,
When the Belfast Child sings again

Brothers, sisters where are you now
As I look for you right through the crowd
All my life here I've spent
With my faith in God, the Church and the Government
But there's sadness abound
Some day soon they're gonna pull the old town down

One day we'll return here,
When the Belfast Child sings again
When the Belfast Child sings again

Some come back, Billy, won't you come on home
Come back Mary, you've been away so long
The streets are empty, and your mother's gone
The girls are crying, it's been oh so long
And your father's calling, come on home
Won't you come on home, won't you come on home

Come back people, you've been gone a while
And the war is raging, in the Emerald Isle
That's flesh and blood man, that's flesh and blood
All the girls are crying but all's not lost

The streets are empty, the streets are cold
Won't you come on home, won't you come on home

The streets are empty
Life goes on

One day we'll return here
When the Belfast Child sings again
When the Belfast Child sings again



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Street Fighting Years
  • 2 Soul Crying Out
  • 3 Wall of Love
  • 4 This Is Your Land
  • 5 Take a Step Back
  • 6 Kick It In
  • 7 Let It All Come Down
  • 8 Mandela Day
  • 9 Belfast Child
  • 10 Biko
  • 11 When Spirits Rise

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5012981555122
    script: Latin