Columbus
Church Lyrics


The king had something changed within him
I should have told him no
Oh, Columbus
I never should have let you go

Now, aching wires, midnight fires
Things I could not know
Oh, Columbus
I never should have let you go
You don't suppose there'd
Be room in here somewhere for me
I think I just need
Someone's words to reassure me
I don't blame any of you
And I don't blame myself

Waiting for my small reward
It's going to come somehow
Oh, Columbus
I wish that you could see us now

We don't posses a single empty tear
Or furrowed brow
Oh, Columbus
I wish that you could see us now

You don't suppose there'd
Be room in here somewhere for me
I think I just need
Someone's words to reassure me
I can't change any of you
I can't change myself

The man had something strange about him
He should have let me know
Oh, Columbus
I wish I'd never let you go

You don't suppose there'd
Be room in here somewhere for me
I think I just need
Someone's words to reassure me
I don't blame any of you
And I don't blame myself
Columbus

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SHAKA KHAN

Possibly the most underrated band of the past 30 years

Everyman Dan

@Keith Bate For sure in the vocal delivery but not much else. Chameleons guitar work is miles away from JD. For me they're closer to the church; 2 dueling lead guitarist, singing bassist and a unique drummer. Kilbey sings from a Bowie-cool detached place, Burgess is more standingonthetoesfordearlife delivery.

Keith Bate

@Everyman Dan Yes I like them too. Heavily influenced by Joy Division of course.

Everyman Dan

@Keith Bate the Chameleons.

Keith Bate

@Vincent Sander So many candidates for that accolade eg Wall of Voodoo, Dream Syndicate, Twelfth Night , Thin White Rope, Husker Du, Throwing Muses etc.

Vincent Sander

40 years now ;)

Guadalupe Novoa

Columbus, una canción de mis favoritas, me encanta la voz de Steve, THE CHURCH por siempre.

Cocrteau3

My soundtrack of the 80s! it is difficul to overestimate the impact of the HeyDay album on my life. its over 20 years since i heard this song first time but it still holds a magical spell over me. thanks a million for this steve! are you THE steve?

Kazilikaya

This by far the best song about Columbus and one of The Church's greatest historical commentary songs.

splat66

I'm firstly a total metalhead, but I've always loved this band. I bought Heydey on cassette when it came out, and it still holds up to this day. My favorite song from the album! Thanks

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