Cathedrals

Album: Magazine (1998)
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  • In the shadows of tall buildings
    Of fallen angels on the ceilings
    Oily feathers in bronze and concrete
    Faded colors, pieces left incomplete
    The line moves slowly past the electric fence
    Across the borders between continents
    In the cathedrals of New York and Rome
    There is a feeling that you should just go home
    And spend a lifetime finding out just where that is
    In the shadows of tall buildings
    The architecture is slowly peeling
    Marble statues and glass dividers
    Someone is watching all of the outsiders
    The line moves slowly through the numbered gate
    Past the mosaic of the head of state
    (chorus)
    In the shadows of tall buildings
    Of open arches endlessly kneeling
    Sonic landscapes echoing vistas
    Someone is listening from a safe distance
    The line moves slowly into a fading light
    A final moment in the dead of night
    (chorus) Writer/s: JAY CLIFFORD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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