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Great Leap Forward

This song is by Simple Minds and appears on the album Good News from the Next World (1995).

I jumped up like Apollo, crash landed on my feet
The Sun shot like a laser through my brain
A little death had woken up and put a curse on me
But I knew that that I'd be coming back again
Inspiration, across the nation, there's a poverty of expectation
All I got to do was move ahead

It's a blue sky
It's a white cloud
It's a flame
It's a blue sky
White cloud
Burning flame

I shot back to the mirror, there was nothing left to see
But a phantom with his heartbeat deep inside
I could feel the dust of ages, they were blowing back at me
But I knew that I was born to get it right

Everybody take the great leap forward
Everybody knows the mysteries at hand
If you've been praying all those sweet days for this
Don't you know there is a whole different plan?
Sometimes I hear the madman calling
He talks about some dark, eternal place
I've been waiting all my lifetime for this moment
And now, I've got to find some other ways

One touch ignites this eagle, one kiss for Heaven's view
I need the flame so I can feel alive
You can tell my little brother, no requiem for me
I knew that I was born to make this flight
Inspiration across the nation, there's a poverty of expectation
All I got to do was move ahead

Everybody take the great leap forward
Everybody knows the mysteries at hand
If you've been praying all those sweet days for this
Don't you know there is a whole different plan?
Sometimes I hear the madman calling
Every woman, every child, every man
If you're waiting all your lifetime for this coming
You there's no turning back again
You there's no turning back again

All I got to do is step ahead
(Everybody)
All I got to do is move ahead
(Everybody)
Blue sky, white cloud
All I got to do is get ahead
(Everybody)
All I got to do is get ahead
(Everybody)
Blue sky, white cloud
It's a burning flame
(Everybody)
All I got to do is step ahead
All I got to do is move ahead
All I got to do is get ahead

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