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Golden Promises


by Peter Hammill. Buy album CD: Other Songs I - T


Besieged in the battlements of Babylon,
still looking for the hat-peg to hang your head upon -
now you've found a place you think is Avalon:
you can talk to anyone here.
You can throw your arms around your nearest neighbour
and the smiling ones'll tell you that you've saved her,
that she's saved you...
They offer the golden promises
the instantly divine;
you swallow the golden promises
hook, sinker and line.
If you choose to throw your soul around the attitude
reasoning and independent thought go down the tube
as you go slavening after every inane platitude -
how weak you find yourself here.
Do you really need to lose yourself completely?
How come you seem to rate it all so cheaply?
It's so weak-kneed
to go for the golden promises,
mail-order holy vows;
you go for the golden promises -
I think you really ought to know better by now.
So I do my best and I do my nut,
I try to explain all these angles
but you turn away.
oh, now you're looking in the white of my eyes,
and you know what I'm going to say: -
don't go for the golden promises,
don't go for the easy way...
It's right here on the doorstep:
fool's gold - don't throw your life away




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Album: Other Songs I - T Lyrics
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  1. (In The) Black Room
  2. (No More) The Sub Mariner
  3. (On Tuesdays She Used To Do) Yoga
  4. A Louse Is Not A Home
  5. A Way Out
  6. Again
  7. Airport
  8. Been Alone So Long
  9. Birthday Special
  10. Candle
  11. Child
  12. Comfortable
  13. Crying Wolf
  14. Ferret And Featherbird
  15. Fireships
  16. Flight
  17. Fogwalking
  18. Forsaken Gardens
  19. Gaia
  20. Glue
  21. Golden Promises
  22. Happy
  23. His Best Girl
  24. I Once Wrote Some Poems
  25. Imperial Walls
  26. Imperial Zeppelin
  27. In Slow Time
  28. In The End
  29. Incomplete Surrender
  30. Jargon King
  31. Jeuneese Doree
  32. Labour Of Love
  33. Losing Faith In Words
  34. Lost And Found
  35. Man-Erg
  36. Modern
  37. Nobody's Business
  38. Not The Man
  39. Paradox Drive
  40. People You Were Going To
  41. Pompeii
  42. Re-awakening
  43. Rock And Role
  44. Sci-Finance
  45. Solitude
  46. Something About Ysabel's Dance
  47. Still Life
  48. Summer Song (in The Autumn)
  49. Sunshine
  50. Tapeworm
  51. The Birds
  52. The Comet, The Course, The Tail
  53. The Future Now
  54. The Institute Of Mental Health, Burning
  55. The Lie (Bernini's Saint Theresa)
  56. The Old School Tie
  57. The Spirit
  58. The Unconscious Life
  59. This Side Of The Looking Glass
  60. Time For A Change
  61. Time Heals
  62. Traintime
  63. Two Or Three Spectres

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