Who Sang Great Leap Forward? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Good News From the Next World cover art

Some other versions of "Great Leap Forward"
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: James Kerr, Charles Burchill
release date: 1995-1-30
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Synth-pop
length: 5:36
I jumped up like Apollo
Crash landed on my feet
The sun shot like a laser through my brain
A little death had woken up
And put a curse on me
But I knew that that I'd be coming back again
Inspiration, across the nation
There's a poverty of expectation
All I got to do was move ahead
It's a blue sky
It's a while cloud
It's a flame
It's a blue sky
White cloud
Burning flame
I shot back to the mirror
There was nothing left to see
But a phantom with his heartbeat deep inside
I could feel the dust of ages
They were blowing back at me
But I knew that I was born to get it right
Everybody take the great leap forward
Everybody knows the mysteries at hand
If you've been praying all those sweet days for this
Don't you know there is a whole different plan
Sometimes I hear the madman calling
He talks about some dark eternal place
I've been waiting all my lifetime for this moment
And now I've got to find some other ways
One touch ignites this eagle
One kiss for heavens view
I need the flame so I can feel alive
You can tell my little brother
No requiem for me
I knew that I was born to make this flight
Inspiration across the nation
There's a poverty of expectation
All I got to do was move ahead

CD 1
  • 1 She's a River
  • 2 Night Music
  • 3 Hypnotised
  • 4 Great Leap Forward
  • 5 7 Deadly Sins
  • 6 And the Band Played On
  • 7 My Life
  • 8 Criminal World
  • 9 This Time

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 724383992225
    script: Latin