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Shadows On The Wall Lyrics

"Shadows On The Wall" was written by Byford, Petery Rooney / Scarratt, Douglas / Quinn, Paul / Carter, Timothy / Glockler, Nigel Ian.
"Shadows On The Wall" was written by Byford, Petery Rooney / Scarratt, Douglas / Quinn, Paul / Carter, Timothy / Glockler, Nigel Ian.

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In a desert valley near the Rio Grande
Through the sun baked wasteland, across the burning sand
On the edge of nowhere, in a hidden place
They were looking for an answer to the power of the sun

From out of the sky came the burning death, could anyone foresee?
The raging terror coming from above to erase humanity
In a blinding flash came the fireball, melting skin and bone
From a mighty city just blown away like a dust before the storm

Where is the city, where are the people?
There's only shadows on the wall
There is no city, there are no people
There's only shadows on the wall

There were children playing in Los Alamos
Nuclear fusion, critical mass
Start a chain reaction, build the doomsday toy
Split the tiny atom, your little boy

From out of the sky came the burning death, could anyone foresee?
The raging terror coming from above to erase humanity
In a blinding flash came the fireball, melting skin and bone
In the mighty city just blown away like a dust before the storm

Where is the city, where are the people?
There's only shadows on the wall
There is no city, there are no people
There's only shadows on the wall

On a clear blue morning of the fateful day
Silver wings of destruction, the enola gay
Unleash the awesome power, release it from its cage
Opening the doorway to the nuclear age

Where is the city, where are the people?
There's only shadows on the wall
Where is the city, where are the people?
There's only shadows on the wall
There is no city, there are no people
There's only shadows on the wall

Songwriters
BYFORD, PETERY ROONEY / SCARRATT, DOUGLAS / QUINN, PAUL / CARTER, TIMOTHY / GLOCKLER, NIGEL IAN

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