SIMPLE MINDS


Great Leap Forward Lyrics

I jumped up like Apollo, crash landed on my feet
The sun shot like a laser through my brain
A little death had woken up and put a curse on me
But I knew that that I'd be coming back again

Inspiration, across the nation
There's a poverty of expectation
All I got to do was move ahead

It's a blue sky
It's a while cloud
It's a flame

It's a blue sky
White cloud
Burning flame

I shot back to the mirror, there was nothing left to see
But a phantom with his heartbeat deep inside
I could feel the dust of ages, they were blowing back at me
But I knew that I was born to get it right

It's a blue sky
It's a while cloud
It's a flame

It's a blue sky
White cloud
Burning flame

Everybody take the great leap forward
Everybody knows the mysteries that at hand
If you've been praying all those sweet days for this
Don't you know there is a whole different plan

Sometimes I hear the madman calling
He talks about some dark eternal place
I've been waiting all my lifetime for this moment
And now I've got to find some other ways

One touch ignites this eagle, one kiss for Heavens view
I need the flame so I can feel alive
You can tell my little brother, no requiem for me
I knew that I was born to make this flight

Inspiration, across the nation
There's a poverty of expectation
All I got to do was move ahead

It's a blue sky
It's a while cloud
It's a flame

It's a blue sky
White cloud
Burning flame

Everybody take the great leap forward
Everybody knows the mysteries that at hand
If you've been praying all those sweet days for this, darling
Don't you know there is a whole different plan

Sometimes I hear the madman calling
Every woman, every child, every man
I've been waiting all my lifetime for this moment
You know there's no turning back again
You know there's no turning back again

It's a blue sky
It's a while cloud
It's a burning flame

It's a blue sky
It's a while cloud
It's a burning flame

All I got to do was move ahead
All I got to do was move ahead

It's a blue sky
White cloud
It's a burning flame

All I got to do was move ahead
All I got to do was move ahead

It's a blue sky
White cloud
It's a burning flame

All I got to do was move ahead
All I got to do was move ahead
All I got to do was move ahead
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Songwriter(s): James Kerr, Charles Burchill
Publisher(s): Emi Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management (Uk) Ltd., Jim Kerr Management Consultancy Limited, Jim Kerr Management Consultancy Ltd.
Record Label(s): Digital Remaster 2003 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd
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