"Reap The Wild Wind" as written by Christopher Thomas Allen, Warren Reginald Cann, William Currie and Midge Ure....
[Repeat: x3]
Reap the wild wind

A finger points to show a scene. (Take my hand. Take my hand.)
Another face where mine had been. (Take my hand. Take my hand.)
Another footstep where I once walked. (Take my hand)
Take it all.

[Chorus]
You take my hand and give me your friendship.
I'll take my time and send you my slow reply.
Give me an inch and I'll make the best of it.
Take all you want and leave all the rest to die.

Reap the wild wind.

A footprint haunts an empty floor. (Take my hand. Take my hand.)
A fading coat that I once wore. (Take my hand. Take my hand.)
Oh, desolation where I once lived.
I have seen in times gone by.
I have felt a different shadow on the wall,
A stranglehold on a certain feeling.

[Chorus]

[Repeat: x2]
Reap the wild wind.

[Chorus]

Reap the wild wind.


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"Reap the Wild Wind" as written by Midge Ure Christopher Thomas Allen

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    General CommentOur victorious allies, the Soviet Communist regime sent over 50,000 innocent Estonian families to die in their Gulags and Concentration Camps. They then GAVE THEIR HOMES AND LANDS to tens of thousands of Russians for free. "A footstep haunts an empty floor, a faded coat that I once wore" (now on some conquering Commie!) It also fits what happened to 500,000 innocent European refugees and civilians in Dresden, Germany, when they machine gunned burned survivors, including mothers holding melting babies. ("Desolation where I once lived......") I envision a young couple, amidst all these ruins in this song, demonstrating that their Love is more powerful than all of the evil visited upon them. "You take my hand and give me your friendship....."
    TheSageWolfon September 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI haven't spent any time trying to figure this song out I do love the overall feeling which it evokes!
    HansArpon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are trying to suggest that it's hard to be left without the thrill of the past(youth). But it's even harder just listening about it, never lived it.
    ManOfTwoWorldson February 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLong live Joseph Stalin, long live USSR, long live communism. This is another great anti-capitalism song against the diabolical capitalist system, which must be destroyed as soon as possible !!
    marxist154on December 27, 2016   Link

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