Sting: All This Time | Song-Factsheet


Song «All This Time» von Sting.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1991 01 08 (Single), 1991 01 17 (Album)
Label: A&M 390 614, A&M 396 405
Songwriter Sting
Produktion: Hugh Padgham & Sting
Genre: Rock - AOR-Rock - AOR-Poprock


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Personen und Querverweise

Hugh Padgham


[Verse 1] I looked out across the river today Saw a city in the fog and an old church town where the seagulls play Saw the sad shire horses walking home in the sodium light Two priests on the ferry October geese on a cold winter's night [Chorus] All this time the river flowed Endlessly to the sea [Verse 2] Two priests came 'round our house tonight One young, one old, to offer prayers for the dying to serve the final rite One to learn, one to teach which way the cold wind blows And fussing and flapping in priestly black like a murder of crows [Chorus] All this time the river flowed Endlessly to the sea If I had my way I'd take a boat from the river And I'd bury the old man I'd bury him at sea [Verse 3] Blessed are the poor, for they shall inherit the earth Better to be poor than be a fat man in the eye of the needle As these words were spoken I swear I hear the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having? All this time the river flowed Endlessly like a silent tear All this time the river flowed Father, if Jesus exists then how come he never lives here? [Bridge] Teachers told the Romans built this place They built a wall and a temple and an edge of the empire garrison town They lived and they died They prayed to their gods, but the stone gods did not make a sound And their empire crumbles 'till all that was left Were the stones the workmen found [Outro] All this time the river flowed In the falling light of a Northern sun If I had my way, take a boat from the river Men go crazy in congregations, they only get better one by one One by one