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    "Tried And Tested" Lyrics

    Bruce Cockburn

    Tried and tested
    Tried and tested

    By the cries of birds
    By the lies I've heard
    By my own loose talk
    By the way I walk

    By the claws of beasts
    By the laws of priests
    By the glutton's feast
    By the word police

    By the planet's arc
    By the falling dark
    By the state of the art
    By the beat of my heart

    By dark finance
    By the marketing dance
    By the poverty trance
    By the fateful glance

    Tried and tested
    Tried and tested

    By the pressure to rhyme
    By the wages of crime
    By the drop of a dime
    By the ghost of the times

    By the spurs of desire
    By What does love require
    By what I waited for
    By what showed up at the door

    Tried and tested
    Tried and tested

    By the nation wide
    By the tears I've cried
    By the lure of false pride
    By the need to take sides

    By the weight of choice
    By the still small voice
    By things I forget
    By what I haven't met yet

    Tried and tested
    Tried and tested

    Pierced by beauty's blade and skinned by wind
    Begged for more, was given
    Begged again
    I'm still here
    I'm still here

    Tried and tested
    Tried and tested
    This song was submitted on August 5th, 2015 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Bruce Cockburn.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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