Great Leap Forward

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Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band who achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. Although experiencing significant personnel changes, it has continued to tour to a cult following through that decade and into the new millennium. more »

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 
 Everybody take the great leap forward  Everybody knows the mysteries 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 

Written by: JAMES KERR, CHARLES BURCHILL

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