Kitty came back home from on the island
But kitty came on home without a name
She and me's a history for violence
So I long, I burn to touch her just the same

So we both can both can speak in tongues
So we both can both can speak in tongues

Every single sense in me is heightened
There's nothing left inside to rearrange
Like a slave to history and science
I long, I burn to touch you just the same

So we both can both can speak in tongues
So we both can both can speak in tongues

Until the universe is done
And the course of time has run
So we both can both can speak in tongues

Don't let them get their way
Don't let them have their way
You're beautiful and so blase
So please don't let them have their way
Don't fall back into the decay
There is no law we must obey
So please don't let them have their way
Don't give in to yesterday

We can build a new tomorrow, today
We can build a new tomorrow, today
We can build a new tomorrow, today
We can build a new tomorrow, today


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Speak in Tongues Lyrics as written by William Lloyd Steve Forrest

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    My Interpretation'Speaking in Tongue' usually refers to the saying of 'tongue in cheek', not speaking clearly of what you mean. And I guess 'speaking in tongue' is just a reference to speaking the language of love.

    Of course, 'speak in tongue' hints at a relationship that's only build on desire, but I don't think that's the case because of the last lines of the song: 'We can build a new tomorrow, Today' - that's something you say when you want a commitment and not just sex. And that's all the protagonist wants. He knows he has messed up before but she's back and he wants to be with her again.

    He wants to kiss her, but there are people not in favor of the relationship. The interesting part is that the protagonist changes the person he's addressing in the song. At first, he tells the audience about that girl Kitty. But then he stops addressing the audience, and addresses her directly: 'I burn to touch you just the same.'

    And he wants her not to listen to what others are saying, but he wants to rebuild their relationship because he's learned from his mistakes. Since we have that shift in who the narrator is talking, too, his words to her are probably the reason what might throw her life out of balance. But we never know because we have no idea how it all turns out for those too.
    StoriesinSongs.comon March 07, 2020   Link

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