"Bedlam Bridge" as written by Martin Rotsey, Robert Hirst, James Moginie, Peter Garrett and Wayne Stevens....
In this city with no footpath there's a building with no people
There is crime and gun decisions
There's a street of heat and hawkers, there's a house of hope drifters
There's a gang that shoots then listens
There's a place that knows no poverty, a town without pollution
There's a soul with good intentions
There are canyons full of movie stars, churches made of metal
There are mountains made of muscle
We have leaders who are anxious, we have captains not courageous
Captains tumbling into madness
But there's a main who makes no enemies, a body never breathless
No ambition ever hopeless

Up on bedlam bridge somebody is waiting
Up on bedlam bridge I'm shot to heaven
Oh, up on bedalm bridge, waiting

In these locked and shackled neighbourhoods, bridge and tunnel diplomats
See the golden ghetto's creeper
Crazy flags from history, songs for the White House gangsters
Guns for hellgate railway sleepers
But there's a main who makes no enemies, a body never breathless
No ambition ever hopeless
So how stands the city on this winters night?
The city on the hill or so they said
The snow is falling down around the armoury
The city's closing in around my head

Up on bedlam bridge...

Drive, won't you drive the engines harder, drive
Drive, won't you turn the engines over, drive

(Hirst)


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"Bedlam Bridge" as written by Martin Rotsey James Moginie

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    General Commentdeadheart.org.uk/opinion/talk_in_circles/…

    for what it's worth
    qsdf645on May 31, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningFor those who don't have 'The Beds are Burning' by Mark Dodshon, here's the small part on Bedlam Bridge in the book: (while shooting on location in Manhattan, where the song is set)... "... Pete sang different verses to 'Bedlam Bridge', a song highlighting the irony of so many poor people living in the world's richest city."
    kateemma22on October 27, 2012   Link

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