THE BOND (BRISTOL HYMN)

When the hour is small

and the thoughts are long

and the soft rain falls

and any one

can be your friend

and Mammon’s grip has been released

and Kronos’s reign has been sus-pended

 

You can feel the bond (you can feel the bond)

and you want to hold on (and you want to hold on)

until the cruel dawn (until the cruel dawn)

 

When the stones are old

where the pirates trod

and they’re still not cold

and any one

can draw some warmth

and Winter’s grip has been released

and Want’s mis-rule has been sus-pended

 

CHORUS

 

When the bricks are red

and the walls are tall

where they packed the weed

and anyone

can draw some peace

and the factory’s grip has been released

and Taylor’s rule has been reprie-ved

 

CHORUS

 

SHE SAID, IT’S NOT A WAR, IT’S A DANCE

BETWEEN THE TIDE AND THE LAND / BETWEEN THE GOOD AND THE BAD

AND THEN SHE STRETCHED OUT HER HAND

SWEET DARK AND

EVANESCENT

 

When the engines hum

as they load the bombs

when the guns are shipped

and anyone could be undone

and the flutter of life is on the wheel

and Aphro-di-te’s work lies bloody and broken –

 

I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT

I DON’T WANT TO KNOW

IT ALL HAPPENED SUCH A LONG LONG TIME AGO

I DON’T WANT TO BELIEVE IT

I DON’T WANT TO CELEBRATE IT

I JUST WANT TO LEAVE IT IN THE HANDS OF FATE

AND HISTORY –

WE BUILT THIS CITY

WE BUILT THIS CITY

WE BUILT THIS CITY

ON BLOOD AND CHOC-OLATE

 

When the tide is high

and the boats are in

and the Stevedore flies

and anyone

can be his hand

and Neptune’s whims have been overcome

and Babel’s spell has been un-done

 

You can feel the bond (you can feel the bond)

and you want to hold on (and you want to hold on)

until the cruel dawn (until the cruel dawn)

until the cruel dawn

 

© Wolfgang Küchler 2013

 

THE BOND (BRISTOL HYMN)

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