Composed of Broken Records (takealookaround) wrote in steevssongofday,
Composed of Broken Records

Siouxsie & the Banshees- Cities In Dust

Originally released on 1986's acclaimed Tinderbox the song appears twice- as a reprise at the album's close in extended version form. Owning an original copy of this album has since become somewhat of a darkwave/post punk rite of passage. Cities In Dust was recorded at a time many believe the band was at their early peak combining through-composed orchestral string arrangements with death rock fortitude and Siouxsie's beautifully unordinary voice to create a sound both intriguing and memorable. It also appears on the bands second collection of singles 'Twice Upon a Time'.

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(Cover Art: Cities In Dust CD Single)

Cities in Dust

Water was running; children were running
You were running out of time
Under the mountain, a golden fountain
Were you praying at the Lares shrine?
But oh your city lies in dust, my friend

We found you hiding we found you lying
Choking on the dirt and sand
Your former glories and all the stories
Dragged and washed with eager hands

But oh your city lies in dust, my friend

Hot and burning in your nostrils
Pouring down your gaping mouth
Your molten bodies blanket of cinders
Caught in the throes .......

And your city lies in dust

(Cover Art: Twice Upon a Time)
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