WHEN WE WERE BORN AGAIN

In the silver night In the blinking of an amber light I see you painting there in black and white You're whistlin' down a gilded street Blonde listenin' to the heart beat In the mercury risin' heat

When we were made of gold

Just a spark on a pile of straw A thin rebuke from a dozen laws Gold gleamin' in mirrored awe You were stolen when you were foil'd You were yellow so to the hill recoil'd In the crimson fire the gold leaf broiled

When we were born again

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Frozen night breakin' cherry sticks in two Bruised you into the black and the blue Against the sundown's swollen orange hue Blue flames flickerin' the starry sky To be executed like a samurai For ignitin' a blaze too high 

When we were made of gold

A gabled thatch with a Phoenix cap Emergin' back from an ashened trap Thronged by crowds with camera zap A novice scorched with pain The burnt Pavilion quenched in rain He painted you again and again

When we were born again

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On a wintry twenty-four You charcoal'd the golden lore With a fire blazin' like a lion's roar A finger bleedin' as you fled To the piney hills to view the red You rock'n roll'd 'n lit a cigarette

When we were made of gold

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New lyrics by LB - Original tune by BD "Born in Time" from the album "Under a Red Sky" 

Paintings by kind permission of Daniel Kelly

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