Wish the World Awake
Black Lyrics


Your life
Is like free to fly,
If feeling it is wrong
I don't ever want to feel it right.

It could almost be so,
It is sure to be so
Sensational.
My prayer
Is seldom heard
Ease into my arms
And whisper liquid words of love.
It could give you everything

That you want it to,
If you want it to.
If only you would jump on board,
Ride the train of thought,

Wish the world awake.
If only you could break the line,
You could learn this time and
Wish the world awake.

I close my eyes.
(Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up,
Wish the world awake)
(Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up,

Wish the world awake)
She gave
And gave of herself
'Til there was nothing left

And got down on her knees and prayed.
Prayed for an angel to fill her empty soul,
Do angels come so big?
I don't think so.

If only you would jump on board,
Ride the train of thought,
Wish the world awake.
If only you could break the line,

If only you could learn this time,
Wish the world awake.
(If only you would jump on board)
Ride the train of thought,

Wish the world awake.
(If only you could break the line)
If only you could learn this time,
We could wish the world awake.

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Written by: COLIN VEARNCOMBE

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Stage Parades

Rest In Peace Colin, taken from his Wonderful Life, way too soon.
Black (aka Colin Vearncombe) 26 May 1962 − 26 January 2016

Donna Skidmore

First again! Excited to see a Colin Vearncombe video :-) LOVE that voice so much - and I hadn't heard this one before. But ... WHAT ARE YOU DOING STILL AWAKE???

Paul Vittles

As all his fans painfully know, Colin was tragically taken from us on 26 January 2016.
 
But he left a legacy with such a huge back catalogue of great songs, recorded performances & memories; he was a master of the #LoveSong - whether a high energy rouser or the slowest of #ballads; he had his trademark voice - often described as "silky smooth" or #VelvetVoice; and he was such a lovely bloke who never strayed too far from his roots, just his record companies' demands. 
 
Colin never had the wider appreciation & commercial success his talent deserved, but his many dedicated fans know he is a truly great #SingerSongwriter, one of the very best of his (& our) generation. 
 
As an #InMemorian #InMemory tribute, I have been pulling together some of Colin's favourites & the fans' - your - favourites, and posting them via #Twitter using the following hashtags:
 
#ColinVearncombe (that unusual name he thought was a cross to bear, now an advantage!) 
#Black #JustMakingMemories
 
It would be great if you shared your very favourite tracks & videos as part of the tribute. 
 
On the #anniversary of his death (26/1/2016) & the anniversary of his beautiful #MemorialService at the #Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (19/2/2016), it would be a fitting tribute for us to share these two videos on your social media:
 
#BlackIsTheColourOfHope (dedicated to Colin by Chris McDonald & Rod Da Rosa)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f0Lv8jmnI4
 
#WonderfulLife (the song he fell in & out of love with but was proud of at the end)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVD9lo2FLLc
 
As in the song sung so beautifully at Colin's Memorial Service by Chris & Rod: 
 
"I just felt so cheated you were taken too soon...tonight a thousand voices will be crying out for you...because you made Black the colour of hope...you keep playing on for us, so we'll keep playing on for you".

Margo

His voice is a rare brilliant. I can listen to it eternally.

Stage Parades

@FlorencePonk77 - Donna, remember YT publish the PCT not BST hours of uploading, so take off 8 hours and you will note I was uploading at a reasonable hour. Glad you are a Black fan too. Steve

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