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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

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: TOM VERLAINE

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tropicwave1

Kingdom Come
David Bowie
Album: A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982)

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

Written by: TOM VERLAINE
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
℗ 1980, 2017 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

jabs69

I always listen to this song hoping to hear more of Fripp's tone/riff from the beginning.

Robi Szeles

When the cover is better than the original song. 👍👍👍👍👍

Ethan Hill

I'm afraid to hear the original. BOWIE sounds simultaneously doo woop, soul, Velvets-inspired rock. I doubt the original does likewise.

I'd sang for years the out while walking the streets of my hate-ridden City.

Alex Rinaldi

Robi Szeles I like Toms better. The production on this is incredible Fripps guitar tone alone is insane but to me Toms version has an almost intangible quality that makes it better. Bowie had a much better band but theres just somthing about the orginal it has a real nice groove and the vocals are not as abstracted and embelished as Bowie's and have more emotion.

Let's Pretend We're Alive

eiwob

Peter Stockton

Better than original. No different to HIS original

Sean Smith

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Robert Cook

OMG,this is awful! The worst vocal by Bowie I've ever heard, married to a terrible arrangement and production.