Who Sang Concrete and Cherry Blossom? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Big Music cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-1-1
length: 3:34
producer: Gavin Goldberg, Simple Minds and Andy Wright
membranophone: Mel Gaynor
lead vocals: Jim Kerr
mixer: Gavin Goldberg
background vocals: Sarah Brown
guitar: Charlie Burchill
keyboard: Andy Gillespie and Charlie Burchill
programming: Charlie Burchill
bass guitar: Ged Grimes
assistant mixer: Lewis Chapman
writer: Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill
I'm on the rooftop

People circle round the atomical sun
Mid the concrete shapes and the cherry blossom
Walking up and down over Moonacre Square
It was years ago, still I feel there

I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I got my sunshades on, I'm feelin' fine
I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah,
I'm in a sun-spot, thinkin' I won't be left behind

Sometimes I am there in the cool morning mist
In the tower block dreams that I cannot resist
Feel like heading back where the magic begun
Mid the concrete squares and the cherry blossom

I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I got my sunscreen on, I'm feelin' fine
I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I'm in the sun-spot, thinkin' I won't be left behind

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la lo

High above the clouds where I have no cares
With the rainbow curls and the smoky air
When I settle down to the deepest sleep
I'm back in Tokyo, in a neon street

Back on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I got my sunshades on, I'm feelin' fine
I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I'm in a sun-spot, thinkin' I won't be left behind

Back on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I'm on the rooftop, yeah yeah
I'm in the sun, yeah yeah
I'm in the sun, yeah yeah

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Blindfolded
  • 2 Midnight Walking
  • 3 Honest Town
  • 4 Big Music
  • 5 Human
  • 6 Blood Diamonds
  • 7 Let the Day Begin
  • 8 Concrete and Cherry Blossom
  • 9 Imagination
  • 10 Kill or Cure
  • 11 Broken Glass Park
  • 12 Spirited Away
  • 13 Swimming Towards the Sun
  • 14 Bittersweet
  • 15 Liaison
  • 16 Riders on the Storm
  • 17 Dancing Barefoot
  • 18 Blindfolded (reprise)