Who Sang Peace in the Valley? Alabama 3

Alabama 3 Exile on Coldharbour Lane cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-8-1
Genre: Electronic Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Blues/Acid House/Country
length: 5:48
Some other versions of "Peace in the Valley"

Lyrics
[For whatever reason you refuse to feel this space we're in, to know its insanity, really know it; whatever your particular anesthetic is, that you hold onto so desperate (the thing, I mean, that makes you think you know who you are); whatever that thing is you allow to keeps you sane, your ace in the hole, the psyche that keeps you trying to guess what your pimp has in store for you; whatever keeps you from screaming out at this very moment in absolute and sheer horror; whatever you **** your brain with; whatever that isâ?? whatever that isâ?? it's a lie, it's a lie.]


She spends too much time with herself every night
Fooling around with her fears.
In the morning she mourns the decline of her mind
Drowning in a bottle of beer.
It's too dangerous just to think about what she might have been
If she'd sung for salvation, if she'd danced on her dreams.

But there's gonna be peace in the valley tomorrow
Lord, 'cos tonight she's gonna blow it all away
She feels so twisted, she ain't ever gonna fix it,
She's just waiting for the light to shine on a brand new day.

He don't know if he's a communist, a hedonist or a whore
Spent too much time ridin' on a white line to find the door
If he did and he opened it, he'd find those letters in the hall
He's too blind to read between the lines
'Cos the writing's on the wall.

But there's gonna be peace in the valley tomorrow
Lord, 'cos tonight he's gonna blow it all away
He feels so twisted, he ain't ever gonna fix it,
He's just waiting for the light to shine on a brand new day.

(Let that light shine awhile)

I got Ecstasy, but I need some company
You got that mystery; I need a plan
Lord, all I got is a compromise and a bag full of alibis
as empty as the bottle of whiskey in my shaking hands.

But there's gonna be peace in the valley tomorrow
Lord, 'cos tonight we're gonna blow it all away
We feel so ****in' twisted, we ain't ever gonna fix it,
We're just waiting for the light to shine on a brand new day.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Converted
  • 2 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
  • 3 Woke Up This Morning
  • 4 U Don't Dans 2 Tekno Anymore
  • 5 Bourgeoisie Blues
  • 6 Ain't Goin' to Goa
  • 7 Mao Tse Tung Said
  • 8 Hypo Full of Love (The 12 Step Plan)
  • 9 The Old Purple Tin (9% of Pure Heaven)
  • 10 The Night We Nearly Got Busted
  • 11 Sister Rosetta
  • 12 Peace in the Valley

  • Release information
    label: Elemental Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5023469004025
    script: Latin