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The Blink of an Eye

Brooker / Reid


Album: The Well's on Fire 2003

Picture sleeve

Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes on this song

Cover-version

 

Words by
Keith Reid

It was all over in the blink of an eye
Thousands of people walking by
A big black bird swooped out of the sky
Nobody knew the reason why

It was all over in a few seconds flat
Blue skies turned grey at the drop of a hat
Pillars of dust blocked out the sun
All that the people could do was run

We thought we were living on easy street
But they pulled the rug from under our feet

It was all over in an avalanche of pain
And now the world can never be the same
The dreams of so many have gone up in smoke
The ones who are left donít know how to cope

We thought we were living on easy street
But they pulled the rug from under our feet
They pulled the rug from under our feet

Quick variant words by Gary Brooker

In the immediate wake of 2017's terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge in the British capital, Mssrs Brooker (piano), Phillips (synth) and Whitehorn (acoustic guitar) performed a re-written Blink of an Eye (live) on BBC Radio London, 5 April 2017).

Above, GB's own words (his handwriting reflects the injury he sustained falling off the stage at London's Royal Festival Hall on 3 March 2017); but his piano-playing was not audibly impaired.


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