Ian McNabb Great Dreams of Heaven Lyrics

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Got failing light and aching bones, Got beds in subways, paper homes
Got clear blue skies and rainy days, Got sailors sailing, sailing
Got mighty ships to cross the sea, Got plenty of room for you and me
Got babies being born HIV, Got programmes failing, failing
Liberty and freedom all the things that men require
Children singing, church bells ringing, objects of desire
Football teams and crazy scenes from 1967
And we got great dreams of Heaven!

Got TV shows from satellite, got company on winter night
Excess of pills of pure delight, got flags all waving
Got sandy beaches everywhere, fuel injected cars to get us there
Got pension plans and healthcare, Got daylight saving
Decency and honesty, the things that folk depend on
Introduction, a dirty joke, and then a song to end
Countries die, when rockets fly, and cities have been levelled
And we got great dreams of Heaven

Got ways of living, left and right, fast talking chat shows, sponsored fight
Got kids who'll steal for just a hit, Politicians talking, talking
Got idols selling fizzy drink, got reckless stealing everything
So what going on it's hard to think, soap stars are singing, singing
Verdant scenes and ways and means to understand our being
Holocaust, catastrophe and beauty we are seeing
Harder times of holy wine and bread that is unleavened
And we got great dreams of Heaven

Crazy leaders, self a**ured who sit atop their nations
Banners headed "Peace and Freedom! Justice and d***ation!"
Cold wind blowing, embers glowing, God knows where we're heading
And we got great dreams of Heaven
Truth and Beauty Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 (I Go) My Own Way
  • 2 These Are the Days
  • 3 Great Dreams of Heaven
  • 4 Truth and Beauty
  • 5 I'm Game
  • 6 If Love Was Like Guitars
  • 7 Story of My Life
  • 8 That's Why I Believe
  • 9 Trip With Me
  • 10 Make Love to You
  • 11 Presence of the One
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