Kingdom Come
David Bowie Lyrics


Well I walked in the pouring rain
And I heard a voice that cries "It's all in vain"
The voice of doom was shining in my room
I just need one day somewhere far away
Lord, I just need one day

Well, I've been breaking these rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
It was my price to pay

Oh, the river's so muddy, but it may come clear
And I know too well what's keeping me here
I'm just the slave of a burning ray
Oh, give me the night, I can't take another sight
Please, please give me the night

Been breaking this rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
What's my price to pay?

Sun keeps beating down on me, wall's a mile high
Up in the tower they're watching me, hoping I'm gonna die

(I won't be breaking no rocks)
I won't be breaking no rocks
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
I said, I won't be breaking no rocks
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
Will pardon them (I won't be breaking no rocks)
Oh-oh-oh-oh
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes, when the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes

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Written by: TOM VERLAINE

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bully hunter

Well I walked in the pouring rain
And I heard a voice that cries "It's all in vain"
The voice of doom was shining in my room
I just need one day somewhere far away
Lord, I just need one day

Well, I've been breaking these rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
It was my price to pay

Oh, the river's so muddy, but it may come clear
And I know too well what's keeping me here
I'm just the slave of a burning ray
Oh, give me the night, I can't take another sight
Please, please give me the night

Been breaking this rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
What's my price to pay?

Sun keeps beating down on me, wall's a mile high
Up in the tower they're watching me, hoping I'm gonna die

I won't be breaking no rocks
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
I said, I won't be breaking no rocks
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
Will pardon them (I won't be breaking no rocks)
Oh-oh-oh-oh
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes, when the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes



All comments from YouTube:

bully hunter

Well I walked in the pouring rain
And I heard a voice that cries "It's all in vain"
The voice of doom was shining in my room
I just need one day somewhere far away
Lord, I just need one day

Well, I've been breaking these rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
It was my price to pay

Oh, the river's so muddy, but it may come clear
And I know too well what's keeping me here
I'm just the slave of a burning ray
Oh, give me the night, I can't take another sight
Please, please give me the night

Been breaking this rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
What's my price to pay?

Sun keeps beating down on me, wall's a mile high
Up in the tower they're watching me, hoping I'm gonna die

I won't be breaking no rocks
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
I said, I won't be breaking no rocks
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
Will pardon them (I won't be breaking no rocks)
Oh-oh-oh-oh
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes, when the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes
When the kingdom comes

bandity2k

Powerhouse track ! Band is just smoking on this.

Twitting On Trender

A great song by Tom but Bowie absolutely brings it to life.

DJosephWells

Indeed. And Robert Fripps guitar riffs are smoking.

Chris Seed

Absolute gem of a cover.Out of his 26 studio albums he does a cover on at least half of them and only my second opinion but this is the best of the lot.

Rob G

I always thought that this song would influence singing styles of the following years after...sadly it didn't become the big trend i thought it would..

Alex Rinaldi

Rob G you should listen to the original version by tom verlaine its on his first solo album after he left televison it clearly had a big influence on bowie with this album

Peter Stockton

Rob I agree. I loved Bowie from A to Z and think this is his best ever vocal.

Tina Bolesful

me too

stephen fermoyle

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT SONG needs to be covered and re released
the background vocals are amazing and it has a very cool soul to it

they should put out a long lost BOWIE SONG TRIBUTE ALBUM

FRIPP is at his best here.

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