UB40 - Rainbow Nation Lyrics

UB40 Twentyfourseven cover art
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The truth speaks for itself
That in a time of darkness
Someone cried for help
So we told a simple story
Of innocence and lies
How the truth became so twisted
In a single judge's eye

Chorus:
A brave new rainbow nation
Was floating on the tide
In a sea of expectation
And a humble sense of pride
But the wave of solidarity
That swept across our land
Is broken on the rocks
Left lifeless on the sand

It all seemed very simple
Let the guilty take the blame
We can sing our songs of freedom
And put them all to shame
Shine a light into the darkness
Let them hear his name
But the more we try to change things
The more they stay the same

Chorus:
A brave new rainbow nation
Was floating on the tide
In a sea of expectation
And a humble sense of pride
But the wave of solidarity
That swept across our land
Is broken on the rocks
Left lifeless on the sand

And no one else but Tyler
Knows exactly what he's missed
He's a man that's disappearance
Is slowly ceasing to exist
And the only contribution
That he has left to give
Is the simple tragic story
Of the life he's never lived

Chorus:
A brave new rainbow nation
Was floating on the tide
In a sea of expectation
And a humble sense of pride
But the wave of solidarity
That swept across our land
Is broken on the rocks
Left lifeless on the sand



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 End of War
  • 2 Lost and Found
  • 3 Dance Until the Morning Light
  • 4 This Is How It Is
  • 5 Rainbow Nation
  • 6 Here We Go Again
  • 7 I Shot the Sheriff
  • 8 Oh America! (extended version)
  • 9 Once Around
  • 10 Slow Down
  • 11 I'll Be Back
  • 12 Instant Radical Change of Perception
  • 13 It's All in the Game
  • 14 I'll Be There
  • 15 Middle of the Night
  • 16 Securing the Peace
  • 17 The Road
  • Credits
    album: Track 5 in album Twentyfourseven
    release date: 2008-6-16
    popularity : 182 users have visited this page.
    genres: Reggae
    styles: Reggae-Pop
    Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin