Harlem

Ian MooreBuy this song

Ian Moore

Ian Moore (born August 8, 1968 in Berkeley, California, USA) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. He studied fiddle as a child, but switched to guitar when wrist problems interfered. His music contains elements of folk, rock and roll, world music, and blues. After playing guitar… more »

Riding through Harlem
In my bulletproof car
 Inside a glass shell you say
 Keeps us from harm

My music's playing loudly
And people gather 'round
They wonder what we're doing 
In their part of town

I try to reach out, reach out
And touch my brother's hand
 Walls are too thick, Lord
It just makes him mad

Everybody's yelling  There must be something wrong
If we just listen closer
We might just get along 

Wake me from my sleep now
Take me from my dream 
Don't leave me here in Harlem 
You made the streets so mean

This ain't no revolution 
This ain't no civil war
 Riding through Harlem 
In my bulletproof car

An' how the signal's changing 
They change from green to red
I see a confrontation 
It's lying dead ahead 

It all seems so familiar 
Part of an endless scene
You find it so peculiar 
When you're the one in need

Now you're talking, saying 
Now it's me verses him
Well, I don't pick the sides 
And I don't wanna win

So don't call my number 
And ask to fall in line
When you don't have solutions 
You've run out of time

Wake me from my sleep now
Take me from my dream 
I'll take you down to Harlem 
You'll see just what I mean

This ain't no revolution 
This ain't no civil war
 Riding through Harlem 
In my bulletproof car

Wake me from my sleep now
Take me from my dream 
Don't leave me here in Harlem 
You made the streets so mean

This ain't no revolution 
This ain't no civil war
 Riding through Harlem  Riding through in
 Riding through in a bulletproof car

Wake me from my sleep now
Take me from my dream 
I'll take you down to Harlem 
You'll see just what I mean

This ain't no revolution 
This ain't no civil war
 Riding through Harlem 
In my bulletproof car

Written by: IAN MOORE

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Harlem Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Harlem Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 26 Jun 2017. <http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1222319>.

Missing lyrics by Ian Moore?

Know any other songs by Ian Moore? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Harlem