Dull twilight spits hesitant sulfur rain
Sky been down around our ears for weeks
Only once -- gap-glimpsed moon over that anal-retentive border wall
As we laughed through some midnight checkpoint under yellow urban cloud
Weeks of frantic motion -- petrol veins of
Europe pumping
Through scratchy acid-bitten transparent winter trees
Through brownish haze that makes a ghost of the horizon
I'm rushing after some ever-receding destination
Berlin tonight
Table-dancing in black tights
Waving a silver crutch in the blue lights
Shape changing over glass
On the front line of the last gasp
Green shoots of winter wheat and patches of snow
Russian walks dog in Saxon field
From the top of a solitary tree like the one on the flag of Lebanon
Unblinking eye of hawk follows traffic on the autobahn
Tank convoy winds down smokestack valley
Pound chemical pennants wave against the sky
Turret gunner laughs when I throw up my hands
I'm all glasses and grin to him under my "commie" fur hat
Berlin tonight Table-dancing in black tights
Waving a silver crutch in the blue lights
Shape changing over glass On the front line of the last gasp
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Berlin Tonight Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn – Berlin Tonight Lyrics

Songwriters: COCKBURN, BRUCE
Berlin Tonight lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC

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