I see the dust move across the sand
I sense the work of an unseen hand
A field of soldiers on their knees
Await the rain comes from the seas
I feel the lash on my back, I'm on the run

Walk on water, walk on land,
Try to be civil, don't confuse your right with your left hand

A thousand children cross the plain
The keys they hold, they serve the grain
As they go past, their voices disappear
The lake is frozen, I wanna forget
Everything that hasn't happened yet
But I remember where I've been, I'm on the run

Walk on water, walk on land,
Try to be civil, don't confuse your right with your left hand
I cry for love, I cry for man,
I cry for woman and I don't understand,
I cry for love

I've been to see the smiling one
His shadow moves across the sun
The sand's ablaze, and now the darkness drops again
The columns move, no turning back
The fires burn, the sky grows black
I feel a hand at my throat, I'm on the run

Walk on water, walk on land,
Try to be civil, don't confuse your right with your left hand
I cry for love, I cry for man,
I cry for woman and I don't understand,
I cry for love (I cry for love), I cry for man (I cry for love)
I cry for children, and I cry for Iran
I cry for love

(I don't know why [unintelligible])

(He [unintelligible], he will hide me,
And he will lift me up, above, above the storm)

I cry for love,
I cry for man, (I cry for love)
I cry for children and I cry for Iran
I cry for love (I cry for love),
I cry for man (I cry for love)
I cry for woman, and I don't understand
[repeat to fade]


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    General CommentThroughout the middle, there's two women singing deep in the mix, and I can't really separate them, so corrections are welcome.

    I wonder if the line about 'don't confuse your right with your left hand' is from the (possibly apocryphal) stories of other cultures where the left hand is the hand you use to wipe yourself with, and to offer anything with your left hand is an insult.

    Also, I suspect the title line is a bit of wordplay--both "I cry for the country of Iran" and since the protagonist sings over and over that "I'm on the run," then "I cry, for I ran"--I have to run, and I feel guilty.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon March 08, 2015   Link

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