Bruce Cockburn — Wondering Where The Lions Are (live)
Album: The Whole Night Sky (EP)
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Released: 1996
Length: 5:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sun's up, uuh huh, looks okay
the world survives into another day
and i'm thinking about eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.

I had another dream about lions at the door
they weren't half as frightening as they were before
but i'm thinking about eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.

Walls windows trees, waves coming through
you be in me and i'll be in you
together in eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

Up among the firs where it smells so sweet
or down in the valley where the river used to be
i got my mind on eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me
and i'm wondering where the lions are...
i'm wondering where the lions are...

Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake,
thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take,
pointing a finger at eternity
i'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy

Young men marching, helmets shining in the sun,
polished as precise like the brain behind the gun
(should be!) they got me thinking about eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me
and i'm wondering where the lions are...
i'm wondering where the lions are...

Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay
One of these days we're going to sail away,
going to sail into eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me
and i'm wondering where the lions are...
i'm wondering where the lions are...
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Bruce has made some wonderful albums full of songs deep in meaning. This is not one of them!
 jab49 wrote:
Best to play the original - this live version is a case of "you had to be there".

 
#upvoted
 
The studio version's a fairly rare 10 for me. This gets a 5, max.
oh no, it's the sound of white people clapping. off beat and rushin the tempo. ouughta be banned along with cell phones
This song sucks and the clapping all white-folks wrong
Background singers wonderin' when the song will end.
I'd rather hear the original - but I'll sing along with any version you want to play.
Wonderin' where the "MEHs" are....
{#Neutral}



                     

                     Look under your seats, boys and girls -

                       EVERYONE GETS A FREE YO-YO !!! 


 
 

Where the Lions are is one and done for the 2016-17 season after losing to Seattle in he wild card round, 26-6.
I feel like I'm in a Holiday Inn lounge listening to a guy w/aviator tinted glasses and polyester.  "C'mon folks put your hands together."
The background singers sound bored out of their skulls. Ruins it for me. 
 Skydog wrote:
2

 
Guess you meant 12 {#Angel}
2
{#Bananajam}{#War} Doesn't get much better than this!!

 jab49 wrote:
Best to play the original - this live version is a case of "you had to be there".

 
Agree.  He tends to drag this out, but when I saw him live it didn't matter.  Cooking while listening tonight it got... long.
Best to play the original - this live version is a case of "you had to be there".
I turned them in.
 Baby_M wrote:
Where are the Lions?  As of now, in fourth place in the NFC North, with a 4-7 record, but still in the running for a wild card spot.

 
LOL excellent.

One of the few COCKburn songs I can tolerate..