‘Spirit Of 76 (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [9:05] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Spirit Of 76 (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [9:05] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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"In 1988, the Spirit of 76"

Well, I find myself in reverie
'Bout what we might have had
And what might have been
We had something going once
That was such a long, long time ago
It was way back in '76
Our friendship formed of pure innocence
We first met in Mathew Street
And we heard something that would set us free
A sign stands over a door, it says
"Four lads who shook the world"
In the depths of those heady nights
We would dream of those bright lights
Oh my friend, Oh my friend, Oh my friend

three-four

"Raise your hands, come on"

See, my friend John, he went away
He made some mistakes
Spent some time in Walton jail
And now when I see him we still talk
But there's no light shining in his eyes
And Susie, she was seventeen
And more beauty in this world
I swear you'll never see
I was gonna be king
And she was gonna be queen
But now all she does is hide behind her tears
If there was more sense in this world
And work wasn't so hard to find
You would not be going your way
I would not be going mine
Oh my friend, Oh my friend, Oh my friend

Somewhere tonight out on the street
Somewhere beneath this city's heat
In the eyes of strangers who pass me by
Life is cruel and so unkind
Oh, Oh the SPIRIT OF 76

"Raise your hands for the Twistman"

And now me, I've seen his dreams come true
But that don't make me no hero
I'm just one of the lucky few
If a man can't change the world these days
I still believe a man can change his own destiny
But the price is high and it's got to be paid
For everyone who survives there are many who fail
I've seen my friends caught out in the crossfire

All their dreams and hopes smashed on the funeral pyre
I will never give in until the day that I die
I'll get myself some independence
Carve out a future with my two bare hands
Oh my friend, Oh my friend, Oh my friend

Somewhere tonight out on the street
Somewhere beneath this city's heat
In the eyes of strangers who pass me by
Life is cruel and so unkind
Oh, Oh the SPIRIT OF '76

Mersey lights shine in the distance
Same as they did for us then
Mersey lights shine bright in the distance
Where are you now my friend?

You see
Some nights when I can't sleep
I still think of you

Of all the promises,all the dreams we shared
I know those lights still call to you
I can hear them now
I can hear them now
Still shining for you
Let them shine
Let them shine
Oh won't you let them shine

Lights are still shining

Somewhere tonight out on the street
Somewhere beneath this city's heat
In the eyes of strangers who pass me by
Life is cruel and so unkind
Oh- Oh the SPIRIT OF '76 

The SPIRIT OF '76

"Goodnight, thank you!"

Notes
:Recorded at The Wang Centre For The Performing Arts, Boston ,MA 26th April 1988
Produced by Gary Katz
Engineered & Mixed by Elliot Scheiner
Mike Peters Notes
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Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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