Held Up Without A Gun

Album: Hungry Heart single (1980)
  • My life flows on in endless song
    Above earth's lamentation
    I hear the real, thought far off hymn
    That hails the new creation
    Above the tumult and the strife,
    I hear the music ringing;
    It sounds an echo in my soul
    How can I keep from singing?

    What through the tempest loudly roars,
    I hear the truth, it liveth
    What through the darkness round me close,
    Songs in the night it giveth
    No storm can shake my inmost calm
    While to that rock I'm clinging
    Since love is lord of Heaven and earth
    How can I keep from singing?

    When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
    And hear their death-knell ringing,
    When friends rejoice both far and near,
    How can I keep from singing?
    In prison cell and dungeon vile
    Our thoughts to them are winging
    When friends by shame are undefiled,
    How can I keep from singing? Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Steve from Ottawa, OnThe song also appears on Essential Bruce Springsteen - that version is from his well-known New Year's Eve 1980 concert at Nassau Coliseum.
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