Cities In Dust

Album: Tinderbox (1985)
Charted: 21
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  • Water was running children were running
    You were running out of time
    Under the mountain, a golden fountain
    Were you praying at the Lares shrine?
    But oh your city lies in dust, my friend
    Oh, oh your city lies in dust, my friend

    We found you hiding we found you lying
    Choking on the dirt and sand
    Your former glories and all the stories
    Dragged and washed with eager hands

    But, oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
    Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
    Your city lies in dust

    Water was running children were running
    We found you hiding we found you lying
    Water was running children were running
    We found you hiding we found you lying

    Your city lies in dust, my friend
    Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend

    Hot and burning in your nostrils
    Pouring down your gaping mouth
    Your molten bodies blanket of cinders
    Caught in the throes

    Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
    Oh your city lies in dust, my friend

    Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
    Oh your city lies in dust, my friend

    Your city lies in dust, my friend
    Oh your city lies in dust, my friend Writer/s: Peter Clarke, Steven Bailey, Susan Ballion
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Tony from San DiegoAbsolutely love this song !!
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