Who Sang Jericho? David Knopfler

David Knopfler Wishbones cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:23
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Lyrics
'Twas long ago near Jericho where Joshua lit the spark
A soldier from a holy war lay dying in the dark
And he heard the final trumpet
through the sacred culling ground
He heard a sound like thunder
as walls came tumbling down
Jericho Jericho

He'd prayed to find redemption - He prayed for inner peace
He'd prayed upon the innocents when searching for release
He had travelled far behind the lines - cut the sacred wire
He'd put his lips against the steel - the symbol of his ire
Jericho Jericho

The lifeline - his holy cross - the giver of sweet gifts
Small mercies for the dying on a final graveyard shift
Jericho Jericho

There was a final consecration - a final calling card
A lifetimes culmination for the words that came so hard
The blood was coursing through his veins - he knew the final score
Sword lay in the scabbard - Death was at the door
Jericho Jericho

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Clear Day (St Swithun's Day)
  • 2 King of Ashes
  • 3 Arcadie
  • 4 Means of Survival
  • 5 Jericho
  • 6 Karla Faye
  • 7 The Bones
  • 8 The Snowscape Paperweight Girl
  • 9 If God Could Make the Angels
  • 10 Genius
  • 11 Nothing at All
  • 12 May You Never
  • 13 Shadowlands
  • 14 A Clear Day (St Swithun's Day) (unplugged)

  • Release information
    label: Edel Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 4029758323120
    script: Latin