Bullet The Blue Sky
Vieux Farka Touré Lyrics

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel
And the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed
You raise a flower of fire
See them burning crosses
See the flames higher and higher

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose in a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes

Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
You take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America, America

Across the field you see the sky ripped open
See the rain through a gaping wound
Pounding on the women and children
Who run
Into the arms
Of America

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The best "cover" of Bullet... ever!!

Cy Myrick

hadiotoba - well said my friend. Pray we hear the next cycle of perfection! Right now - this is as close to God's ear as we get.

Brutus Smithicus

aaaaaaaarrrrgh - AWESOME Amazing guitarist, as was his father - the Great Ali Farka. Quite different sounding musicians, but they can both make some awesome uplifting sounds :-D

E Mm

que buena musica!! saludos desde Guatemala


One if his best...heard him 1 week ago in Mannheim, Germany - it was a unbelievable Gig


wow wonderful great legend

Suli Lokollo

FANTASTIQUE! ..I think he is saying 'follow the blue sky'

Cy Myrick

Is it any wonder that Africa would take "Blues" and "get it" then take it to another level. I am insane for this sound.

Cy Myrick

Peebes555 - I just hit the wrong thumb - damn! Thank you for sharing your wisdom! I am in awe of this sound!


7 Layers of AWESOME!!

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