IN THE SHADOWS OF FAME FROM HERE TO JUBILEE EARLY SONGS GOSPEL BRIDGE SILLY-SLY SONGS DA WRAG


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I'll hold a torch up
to your flame


From
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HERE
To
JUBILEE

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Hold a Torch Up

Over and over and over again
You keep on paying for the same song
Some heart-throbbing jerk keeps on telling you
Just how much he really loved you and then
He turns around and does you the same wrong
But now you find out he's buyingand selling you

Now, each time you think
That he really will swallow his pride
And turn over a new leaf
Yet each time you sink
Yes, he can really spill crocodile tears
And play upon your grief.


Haven't you ever even wondered
Just what is the nature of the game?
With all that he's won and plundered
Could he ever hold up a torch, now
Hold up a torch to your flame?
Hold up a torch, now
I'll hold up a torch to your flame.


Over and over and over again
You keep on paying for the same war
And reborn tyrants keep on telling you
Just how much they really need you and then
They turn around and tell you they need more
But now you find out they're busy buying and selling you
Now, each time you think
That you really are on the Right side
Blood spills and fills the gutter
Yet, each time you blink
Or wish upon a star, after a while
You can't even mutter.


Haven't you ever even wondered
Just what is the nature of the game?
With all that they've won and plundered
Could they ever hold up a torch, now
Hold up a torch to your flame?
Hold up a torch, now,
I'll hold up a torch to your flame.


Over and over and over again
You keep on paying for the same things
Does some dark wizard think he's spelling you
With what will be available just when
You have all the privilege that fame brings?
Don't you know by now? He's just pea-shelling you
Yes, each day you wait
For your glory train makes it harder
Now, for you to get on board
Yes, each day you hate
All that you can't explain makes it harder
To know where truth is stored



No, there's nothing beyond the beyond
Beyond the beyond
That cannot be known by you right here
Where nothing that is inside the inside of you
Isn't shown completely, now
that isn't completely shown to you right here


Over and over and over again
You keep on praying to a dead god
Yet refuse to let Love live in your soul
Tell me, does it lose you any sleep then
If it seem your god is on the nod?
No, nothing is revealed unless you make a start
Yes, each crime we blame
On one another slams prison doors now
And throws away the keys
But, each time we claim
One or another we help our souls soar
And make each other free


Haven't you ever even wondered
Just what is the nature of the game?
With all that's won and plundered
Could I ever hold up a torch, now
Hold up a torch to your flame?
Hold up a torch, now
I'll hold up a torch to Love's flame
Won't you hold up a torch, now
Let's hold up a torch to Love
Let's hold up a torch
Hold up a torch to love's flame!




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*****All materials copyrighted 1998-99 Jesse Slokum*****

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