Love Loves You Too

Love Loves You Too Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn Some people get to make the news Some people get to say what’s true Everybody’s got to find their own way through But if you love love, then love loves you too Some people get to fly by night Some people get to shine a […]

God Bless the Children

God Bless the Children Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn Night comes The mask of the world Resolves into round bits of silver on the table Round arrow nocked against the bow Round fruit devoured by time While the moon climbs Sea swells Illusion is queen In the shallow graves of experience time-centred Grave silence […]

My Lady and My Lord

  My Lady and My Lord Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn Up above my shoulder the ragged rooftops rise Casting shadows over streets they seem to despise Come on, come on, wind and rain I know the sun will shine again Till then my lady and my Lord will keep me sane I went […]

Closer to the Light

Closer to the Light Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn From the album My Dinner with Bruce There you go Swimming deeper into mystery Here I remain Only seeing where you used to be Stared at the ceiling ‘Til my ears filled up with tears Never got to know you Suddenly you’re out of here […]

Southland of the Heart

Southland of the Heart Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn When the wild-eyed dogs of day to day Come snapping at your heels And there’s so much coming at you That you don’t know how to feel When they’ve taken all your money And then come back for your clothes When your hands are full […]

Pacing the Cage

  Pacing the Cage Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn Sunset is an angel weeping Holding out a bloody sword No matter how I squint I cannot Make out what it’s pointing toward Sometimes you feel like you live too long Days drip slowly on the page You catch yourself Pacing the cage I’ve proven […]

Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon

Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn Rain rings trash can bells And what do you know My alley becomes a cathedral Eyes can be archways To enter or leave by Vacuums replaced by a crystal Jesus don’t let Toronto take my song away It’s easy to love if You let […]

The Coming Rains

The Coming Rains Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn All day the mountains rose behind a veil of smoke from burning fields And road dust dyeing black skin bronze and the road rolling like a rough sea It’s quiet now, just crickets and a dog fight somewhere in the far away In my heart I […]

All the Ways I Want You

All the Ways I Want You Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn From the album My Dinner with Bruce The hills are full of secrets Owls watch by night Down in town the bars are full And the drunks are picking fights These are things I know But the facts are filtered through All the […]

Going to the Country

  Going to the Country Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn Look out the window, what do I see? Cows hangin’ out under spreading trees. Zoom! They’re gone behind the sign White letters pointing to the long white line and I’m going to the country O, la la la la la I’m going to the […]

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