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Spandau Ballet Album


Through the Barricades (07/15/1986)
07/15/1986
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Barricades - Introduction
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Barricades - Introduction

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We have no way to see eye to eye
Through all the walls in their mind
These are the pleasures that terrify
So leave them behind
You keep the chains that are in your life
We’ll take flight of the dove
There’s only one way to satisfy
This feeling that’s love
And I’ll say it again, and I’ll say it again
And if the power comes between us
Oh, I’ll know what to do,
I’m gonna say it to you
Cross the line tonight,
Take this chance and show your might,
All the world’s on the other side,
Cross the line
Raise a flag to a moral crime,
We’ll light a fire for this,
Make the papers by morning time
And lay in our bliss
So come on darling and share my mind,
There is no need to stay hid
‘Cause all we are now is two of a kind
Can you believe what we did?
And I’ll say it again, oh, and I’ll say it again
That when the power comes between us
Oh, I’ll know what to do,
I’m gonna say it to you
Cross the line tonight
Take this chance and show your might
All world’s on the other side
Cross the line
Mother come to me now,
Take this hand now, I’m afraid
Mother, come to me
I’m bleeding
We had no way to see eye to eye
Through all the walls in their mind
These were the pleasures that terrified
We left them behind
And I’ll say it again, and I’ll say it again
And if the power comes between us
Oh, I’ll know what to do,
I’m gonna say it to you
Cross the line tonight,
Take this chance and show your might,
All the world’s on the other side,
Cross the line


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I’ve only myself to blame,
Now that I’m tangled up in chains,
So you say, ooh, so you say
Caught in this human cage,
Trapped, and I’m fired up with rage
And somebody’s got to pay
I can never talk about it,
I can never say what I want to say
So I’ll take your tip and I’ll bite my lip
And hope it goes away
You say I’m a man of straw
Well, baby, I’m gonna break your law
Then it’s war, ooh, yes it’s war
Love on a thin white line,
Love that was just a waste of time,
Oh, not anymore
I can feel it coming at me,
I can feel it coming like the wind
But, I’m locked away and I’m bound to stay,
So no one can get in
I’m a man in chains, I’m a man in chains
Oh, I’m a man in chains, I’m a man in chains
I only pray that before I die,
Just like a phoenix I will rise and fly
Tell me who’s to blame,
Oh, I’m a man, now I’m a man in chains
There must be a reason why
You’re pulling the wool down on my eyes
It’s a lie, it’s a lie
Dragging this ball and chain,
Oh, how long can I take this pain?
But somebody has to try, yeah
Oh, I can feel the pressure on me,
I can feel it taking me from the start
Sticks and stones will smash my bones,
But never break my heart
I’m a man in chains, I’m a man in chains
Oh, I’m a man in chains, I’m a man in chains
I only pray that before I die,
Just like a phoenix I will rise and fly
Tell me who’s to blame,
Oh, I’m a man, now I’m a man in chains
I can never talk about it,
Oh, I can never say what I want to say
So I’ll take your tip and I’ll bite my lip
And hope it goes away
I’m a man in chains, I’m a man in chains
Oh, I’m a man in chains, I’m a man in chains
I only pray that before I die,
Just like a phoenix I will rise and fly
Tell me who’s to blame,
Oh, I’m a man, now I’m a man in chains


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Once there were times,
Once there were reasons filled with rhymes,
Everything shared, everything told
You keep me so warm,
Protect me from all those mighty storms
And dreams seem so old
So look at us now, just look at us now,
With our hands on our hearts
And lines on our brow
How many lies must we tell?
How many lies must we see?
How many times must we say, “it’s for the best”,
And leave truth as the casualty?
Do you read through the lines,
Or believe the TV and ‘The Times’?
Where can we find more ways to see?
You strain on the truth,
And make believe all when you cry wolf,
And the lies you’re giving me
So look at us now, just look at us now,
With our hands on our hearts
And lines on our brow
How many lies must we tell?
How many lies must we see?
How many times must we say, “it’s for the best”,
And leave truth as the casualty?
Oh, well the truth is hard,
So when they write the book,
Fiction’s what you wanna be
Well, it’s your freedom of choice,
But you know that lies, are the cancer of democracy
You’ve painted your face,
And now you’ve tainted your words
And now you’re ready and armed with love
Well if you’re head is steady,
And your soul is ready,
We’re going up above
So whatever you wanna be,
Just come on along with me,
If there’s truth in our hearts,
Maybe we can break free
How many lies must we tell?
How many lies must we see?
How many times must we say, “it’s for the best”,
And leave truth as the casualty?
How many lies must we tell?
How many lies must we see?
How many times must we say, “it’s for the best”,
And leave truth as the casualty?
How many times must we say, “it’s for the best”,
And leave nothing, yeah


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I could tell you a fairytale,
Hold your hand oh so small and frail,
But these lies are to no avail
In these blues
I could give you security,
Protect your eyes from what you see,
But I can’t give you a guarantee,
Win or loose
Just trust in my love now baby,
I’ll show you what’s wrong,
Oh this is all I can give you baby,
So sing this song, sing it, sing it
Oh, we are virgin,
Just as bright as the blinding snow
Oh, we are virgin
And we just don’t wanna let go,
We are virgin
Your skin is new and your eyes are wide,
Don’t let that evil get inside,
I know it’s hard to run and hide,
In these times
So hold your face to the sun today,
I’ll take your hand and we’ll walk away,
Show them all you don’t have to pay
For these crimes
Just trust in my love now baby,
I’ll show you what’s wrong,
Oh this is all I can give you baby,
So sing this song, sing it, sing it
Oh, we are virgin,
Just as bright as the blinding snow
Oh, we are virgin
And we just don’t wanna let go
And so if you go away,
I’ll keep the fire burning,
Keep the fire burning all night
All through the wind and the rain
I’ll keep the fire burning,
Keep the fire burning
Just trust in my love now baby,
I’ll show you what’s wrong,
Oh this is all I can give you baby,
So sing this song, sing it, sing it
Oh, we are virgin,
Just as bright as the blinding snow
Oh, we are virgin
And we just don’t wanna let go,
We are virgin


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Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
So many people, so many problems
There in the pretty city lights
Where we’ve thrown it all away
Well, if life is here before my eyes
Then I find it hard to see
How the methods that we’re told to use
Are gonna make us free
Until then I say
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
All through the mystery,
All through the heartache
She’s got the only single thing
That I’ll never throw away
Oh, if lightning strikes for a second time
Will you come and pull me through?
It’s a battle that we all must make,
So show me what to do
And you said
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Well there’s a feeling growing that is in this land,
There’s a soul that’s burning and it’s your hand
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Oh so many people now, there’s so many problems
There in the pretty city lights
Where we’ve thrown it all away
Well, if life is here before my eyes
Then I find it hard to see
How the methods that we’re told to use
Are gonna make us free
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves
Well there’s a feeling growing that is in this land,
There’s a soul that’s burning and it’s your hand
Everybody, we’ve got to fight for ourselves


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Be careful what you say,
Loose talk could sink this ship
Well the way that I am as weak as a lamb,
See it on my shaky lip
There’s more to these actions,
That you could ever know
With the moon and the tide I’m drawn to your side
And moving with the flow
When it’s time to choose and it’s sink or swim,
I know I’ll drown this time
When the cold wind blows and I’m falling in,
Throw the line
Now I’m swept,
And I’m lost within my mind
On a love that makes me blind
And this feeling I just can’t forget,
Now I’m swept
On a tide that’s in my soul
And this feeling that I have is losing me control
And I hope it doesn’t end just yet,
Now I’m swept
Mind over matter,
No matter where this mind will be
There’s more to be said, oh, for games in the head
Than anything you’ll ever see
There’s safety in dreaming,
So wrap me in things that I know
With my head in the sand,
I’m at your command
And moving with the flow
When it’s time to choose and it’s sink or swim,
I know I’ll drown this time
When the cold wind blows and I’m falling in,
Throw the line
Now I’m swept,
And I’m lost within my mind
On a love that makes me blind
And this feeling I just can’t forget,
Now I’m swept
On a tide that’s in my soul
And this feeling that I have is losing me control
And I hope it doesn’t end just yet,
Now I’m swept


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I just don’t understand it,
Well there’s something at our door
Now we’re fighting together,
As dogs of war
When the moon is shining,
And you’re wrapped around our sins
Then our souls starts a-howling
And the show begins
Over where the city starts,
Something comes and slips into its heart
Snakes and lovers,
Try to shed our sins
We’re undercover,
But it’s slipped beneath our skins
Snakes and lovers,
Holding on in the night
Are you sleeping tight?
In our Garden of Eden,
With the poison in disguise
We had grown love together
In paradise
Now utopia’s falling
And the messages are clear
That the evil is crawling,
And fear is near
Now temptation comes to try,
So I bite the apple of my eye
Snakes and lovers,
Try to shed our sins
We’re undercover,
But it’s slipped beneath our skins
Snakes and lovers,
Holding on in the night
Are you sleeping tight?
Now you’re alone in your room,
And all of the walls they are turning
And down on the streets where I walk,
The light on my eyes it is burning
So come on and take me, my dear
And bear the fruits of what we know
Then our minds will be clear,
And our hearts will not let go
Just one more step and we will be over
Snakes and lovers,
Try to shed our sins
We’re undercover,
But it’s slipped beneath our skins
Snakes and lovers,
Holding on in the night
Are you sleeping tight?
Holding on in the night
Are you sleeping tight?


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Mother doesn't know where love has gone
She says it must be youth
That keeps us feeeling strong
See it in her face, that's turned to ice
And when she smiles she shows
The lines of sacrifice
And now I know what they're saying
When the sun begins to fade
And we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades
Father made my history
He fought for what he thought
Would set us somehow free
He tought me what to say in school
I learned off by heart
But now that's torn in two
And now I know what they're saying
In the music of the parade
We made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades
Born on different sides of life
We feel the same
And feel all of this strife
So come to me when I'm asleep
We'll cross the line
And dance upon the street
And now I know what they're saying
When the drums begin to fade
We made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades
Oh, turn around and I'll be there
There's a scar through my heart
But I'll bare it again
I thought we were the human race
But we were just another border-line-case
And the stars reach down and tell us
That there's always one escape
I don't know where love has gone
And in this trouble land
Desperation keep us strong
Fridays child is full of soul
With nothing left to lose
There's everything to go
And now I know what they're are saying
It's a terrible beauty we've made
So we make our love on wasteland
And through the barricades
Now I know what they're are saying
as hearts go to their graves
we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades


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