"Salvation Tambourine" as written by and Peter Wilson....
I could go to London, I could go to London
I could go to London, I could go to London
I could go to London, I could go to London
I could go to London, I could go to London

I packed a lung with smoke, crossed the line
There'll be no glory train for me this time
Now just where do I begin
After all I've taken in

I bought your fire trees, your Sunday bells
Spoke your Holy Ghost, drunk your wells
Now that tongue has had to go
Sight and centigrade in tow

Take me crawling from the corner

Would you lay your love on me?
Could you shake me ?till I'm clean?
A salvation tambourine

I heard from Canada the day she died
The clowns are killing me to join their side
Certain I can't pay the fare
Bloodshot vision keeps me here

Take me crawling from the corner

Would you lay your love on me?
Could you shake me ?till I'm clean?
Would you lay your love on me?
Could you shake me ?till I'm clean?
A salvation tambourine

I could go to London, maybe that's where you are
I could go to Paris, I could look from the Tower
I could go to London, maybe that's where you are
I could go to America, I could go to America

I could go to London, maybe that's where you are
I could go to Paris, I could jump from the Tower
I could go to London, maybe that's where you are
I could go to Jerusalem, I could go to Jerusalem

I could go to Jerusalem, I could go to Jerusalem
I could go to Jerusalem, I could go to Jerusalem
I could go, I could go, I could go, I could go
I could go to Jerusalem, I could go, I could go, I could go



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"Salvation Tambourine" as written by Peter David Robert Wilson

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    General CommentI think this is about searching for God and feeling like He's deserted you. 'Sunday-bells', 'a salvation tambourine', 'Holy Ghost', and 'Jerusalem' are all references to Christianity, as is the idea that he could 'jump from the tower' to find God (I think meaning like by suicide he could get to Heaven and see if He really exists). I think it's about someone who's looses someone close to them 'I heard from Canada, The day she died' and was very depressed afterwards, and took up smoking ('I packed a lung with smoke') and drinking ('bloodshot vision'), but wants to try and find God again, although he's sort of lost faith in him.

    Personally, I'm not religious, but it's easy to tell from Duke Special's other songs that he is.
    This is a masterpiece - I love the crazy ending on the album version.
    katiekatieon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDuke Special is a genius, and this song serves as evidence. This song stirs me up every time I hear it.
    jw1293on September 26, 2009   Link

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