"This Changing Light" as written by and Ross/prime....
I wrote this once before
Long before the summer
You were then a student
And we were dark as angels
We were in the east
Working to the west
The west was looking south
And the south she had no pity
But last night I dreamed
And you were always
In it
There were
Hopes and plans and schemes
And the town was full of winners
Oh brother
Oh sister
This changing light
Has lighted things so
Differently
Has lighted things so
Differently
I wrote this once before
And we were all then working
We thought we`d stop the flow
Of a cruel and heartless woman
If I`d known this then
What would these wings have done
They`d have beat and flapped and flown
And not done and not done
But last night I dreamed
And you were always
In it
There were
Hopes and plans and schemes
And the town was full of winners
Oh brother
Oh sister
This changing light
Has lighted things so
Differently
Has lighted things so
Differently
Oh brother
Oh sister
This changing light
Oh brother
Oh sister
This changing light
Oh brother
Oh sister
This changing light
Has lighted things so
Differently
Lighted things so
Differently
So differently
I wrote it on my hand
I kept it in the dark
I never ran it through my hair
I stuffed it in my pocket
I wrote this on a journey
All the way from Spain
Where our fellows fought
And never came back again
To this changing light
To this changing light
Dark dark
Changing light
Dark dark dark dark
Light
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1989
To this changing light
To this changing light
Changing light
To this changing light


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"This Changing Light" as written by Jim Prime Ricky Ross

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    General CommentNot sure about the whole song but the refrain where he runs through the years...1979, 1980, 1981....1989 are the years that Thatcher was Prime Minister.
    Paul_Con April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe last verse is about the International Brigade, socialists/communists who went to fight for the republic in the Spanish Civil War. Writer Ricky Ross relates this to the non-socialist years under Mrs Thatcher. There is a monument to those who died in the war, in the bands hometown of Glasgow. Rich musicians preaching about the glories of socialism...don't you just want to laugh, cause your loaded?
    ccammyon April 14, 2007   Link

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