Saturday, February 14, 2009

Through The Barricades

Much as I hate to admit it, I don't understand half of this song's words. Yet, YET, this is one of my most favorite songs of all time. I know it's a love song, but I hear none of the cheesiness associated with love songs. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Tony Hadley's voice is very powerful and so beautiful, and that's even an understatement. TheHusband and I watched him perform back in 2001 in Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas; sure he aged, but his voice just got better with time, and we couldn't help but be in awe. As with his voice, this song got just as good. Cheesiness be damned, happy Valentines everybody.



Mother doesn't know where love has gone
She says it must be youth
That keeps us feeling strong
I see it in her face, that's turned to ice
And when she smiles she shows
The lines of sacrifice
And now I know what they're saying
When the sun begins to fade
And we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

Father made my history
He fought for what he thought
Would set us somehow free
He taught me what to say in school
I learned enough by heart
But now that's torn in two
And now I know what they're saying
In the music of the parade
We made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades


Born on different sides of life
We feel the same
And feel all of this strife
So come to me when Im asleep
We'll cross the line
And dance upon the street
And now I know what they're saying
When the drums begin to fade
We made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

Oh, turn around and I'll be there
There's a scar through my heart
But I'll bear it again
I thought we were the human race
But we were just another borderline case
And the stars reach down and tell us
That there's always one escape

I don't know where love has gone
And in this troubled land
Desperation keep us strong
Friday's child is full of soul
With nothing left to lose
But there's everything to go
And now I know what they're are saying
It's a terrible beauty we've made
So we make our love on wasteland
And through the barricades
Now I know what they're are saying
As hearts go to their graves
We made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades






4 comments :

  1. I like this song! :)

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  2. Love love the song, I guess i can say, through the barricades din to my hubby.

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  3. this is the first time i heard of him and the song, but it's lovely indeed. not to mention he's cute! tehee!!!! ^-^

    thanks for the birthday greetings, i hope you had a lovely Vday!

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  4. Zar and Sheng, diba, ganda talaga?
    Ms Firefly, truly? Well, I'm sure you were just a toddler when Spandau got famous.

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