wings

by terry callier
co-written by terry callier, robert del naja, neil davidge
produced by massive attack

wings [5:38]
available on; terry callier: 'hidden conversations'

edited as; wings (vocal intro) [3:55]
available on; terry callier: wings radio single promo

edited as; wings (drum intro) [3:52]
available on; terry callier: wings radio single promo

lyrics;
   terry:
(here before me)
(times are stormy)
(tell your story)
(i'm bound for glory)
like a cloud in the sky or a bird on the wing
like the hope in your heart that real freedom can bring
like the words you recall in a song that you sing
or the sound in your skull like a bell when it rings
like a dream you might see with frightening things
like a magnet attracts, like a memory clings
and the days of our lives are like beads on a string
and there's one common end for both beggars and kings
beginning and end, the first, the last
one step towards the future and two in the past
it seems like a blur 'cause it goes by so fast
and memories are fading like leaves on the grass
like images seen in a dark looking glass
man, the pattern is set and the die has been cast
there's a test for success and you guess, but alas
one turn at the wheel and you're out on your ass and
here before
times are stormy
tell your story
baby i'm bound for glory
too much of this madness in one time and place
emotions can vanish and not leave a trace
they bless you and dress you in leather and lace
and one soul pays the toll for the whole human race
you run for the sun and try to keep up the pace
man there's no time to lose and there's no time to waste
and it brings you up short like a smack in the face
and you're waiting and praying for one saving grace and
here before
times are stormy
tell your story
baby i'm bound for glory
friendship, kinship, family ties
a nod and a wink and a word to the wise
you deal with the truth, you deal with the lies
sometimes you fall, sometimes you rise
a smile, a whisper, a kiss, a sigh
can lift up your soul from the earth to the skies
but how much can you trust you own ears and eyes
what the demon suggests the angel denies and
here before
times are stormy
tell your story
baby i'm bound for glory
here before
times are stormy
tell your story
baby i'm bound for glory
(here before me)
(times are stormy)
(tell your story)
(i'm bound for glory)