"Jericho" as written by Charlie Midnight and Chico Bennett....
Hop the fast train out of town
Downside up, and upside down
Going fast is going slow
What could've been we'll never know

In this place that has no name
I can't remember why I came
Then I hear you whisper low
One more mile to Jericho

Nothing is ever what it seems
When you live inside your dreams

The walls will tumble, the walls will tumble
But I'm not gonna cry
My heart won't crumble, my heart won't crumble
If we ever say goodbye

Everybody gets the joke
Where's the fire, where's the smoke
Money, love and jealousy
Something's got a hold on me

But I will follow where you go
One more mile to Jericho

The walls will tumble, the walls will tumble
But I'm not gonna cry
My heart won't crumble, my heart won't crumble
If we ever say goodbye

Goodbye now, goodbye
One more mile, one more kiss
One more word, one more wish

And I will save us, this I know
From this place called Jericho

The walls will tumble, the walls will tumble
But I'm not gonna cry
My heart won't crumble, my heart won't crumble
If we ever say goodbye

The walls will tumble, the walls will tumble
But I'm not gonna cry
My heart won't crumble, my heart won't crumble
If we ever say goodbye

If we ever say goodbye [Repeat: x4]
Goodbye, goodbye


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"Jericho" as written by Chico Bennett Charlie Midnight

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    General Commentyay first one to post on this one.

    just wanted to say that yeah, i love this song, especially the chorus, it's a great song in raise your voice, it's a good ending to it.
    nallakaon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIsn't Jericho the first city or something?
    victoryguy11on May 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdunno, some kinda city...
    *i dictionarycom'ed it* it said
    'An ancient city of Palestine near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A stronghold commanding the valley of the lower Jordan River, it was, according to the Bible, captured and destroyed by Joshua.'
    nallakaon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like listening to this music while I'm hitting the tennis ball to the wall because she sang" the walls will tumble".
    youngzoeon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjericho was like a city that people stomped around to let it tumble, and she`s comparing this to the possibility of her breaking up with her boyfriend. she`s saying that she won`t fall down like jericho.
    LiLVENDETTAx3on July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShe is breaking up with her boyfriend and she doesnt want to crumble. She doesnt want to crumble like the cithy did!!!!!!
    jjgurleygirlon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJericho was/is a town near the Jordan river in Israel/Palestine. It was the first city that the Jews passed when entering the promised land. God commanded them to sack the town and not occupy. This is where "the walls will crumble..." etc. comes from.

    I could be wrong, but "money, love and jealousy" were the 'sins' committed by the Jericho-ans, and that was why God commanded the Jews to sack the town.

    I think the "one more mile..." part is all about finally being at the end of a journey (40 years wandering) and the trust involved, "I will follow where you go".

    I'm not Jewish, or a religious person, but I started reading the bible, just because I had nothing to do, and when I heard the song, the references were all crystal clear to me. I think the song is all about this bible reference, modified to link to a modern day relationship in 'tough times' that are about to end, just like in the book of Exodus or whatever it is.
    m_rkeyson October 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy must every song be about boys??!! how about something else for a change??
    1000BrokenHeartson January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! And I've always wondered what it means! And what Jericho was! Confused me lots but now I understand it! ,cheers you lot! xxxx
    unfabulousmeon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt isn't about boys ! You can interpert it as a relationship song, but it's also about the movie raise your voice when her brother dies, and Jericho is a city where Joshua was chosen to lead the Israelites into the land of Cannan, to help them take the land, Jehovah God caused miracles to happen. He made the Jordan River stop flowing, and the walls of JERICHO to fall down, and the sun to stand still for a whole day.
    Sugar_kisses1on August 21, 2007   Link

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