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"BURNING SKY" was written by Weller, Paul John.
"BURNING SKY" was written by Weller, Paul John.
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How are things in your little world
I hope they're going well and you are too
Do you still see the same old crowd
The ones who used to meet every Friday

I'm really sorry that I can't be there
But work comes first, I'm sure you'll understand
Things are really taking off for me
Business is thriving and I'm showing a profit and

And in any case it wouldn't be the same
'Cause we've all grown up and we've got our lives
And the values that we had once upon a time
Seem stupid now 'cause the rent must be paid
And some bonds severed and others made

Now I don't want you to get me wrong
Ideals are fine when you are young
And I must admit we had a laugh
But that's all it was and ever will because

As the burning sky keeps burning bright
And as long as it does and it always will
There's no time for dreams when commerce calls
And the tax man's shouting 'cause he wants his dough
And the wheels of finance won't begin to slow

And it's only us realists who are gonna come through
'Cause there's only one power higher than that of truth
And that's the burning sky
And that's the Burning sky

Oh, and by the way I must tell you
Before I sign off that I've got a meeting next week
With the head of a big corporate I can't disclose who
But I'm sure you'll know it and

And the burning sky it keeps burning bright
And it won't turn off 'til it's had enough
It's the greedy bastard who won't give up
And you're just a dreamer if you don't realize
And the sooner you do will be the better for you

Then we'll all be happy and we'll all be wise
And we'll all bow down to the burning sky
Then we'll all be happy and we'll all be wise
And together we will live beneath the burning sky


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