Lyrics: Mighty Rearranger

This page contains my transcription of the lyrics from this Robert Plant album.
Another Tribe / Shine It All Around / Freedom Fries / Tin Pan Valley
All The Kings Horses / The Enchanter / Takamba / Dancing In Heaven
Somebody Knocking / Let The Four Winds Blow / Mighty Rearranger / Brother Ray

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Another Tribe

Another tribe - another brother
Torn between his lover and the gun
Another god - another mother
Weeps to justify the damage done

I wonder, through the lies and dirt
I wonder, will the meek inherit all the earth?

Truth collides with propaganda
Just another victim on the run
The world outside is full of candour
Seeks to justify the damage done

No wonder, so much pain and hurt
I wonder, will the meek inherit all the earth?

I think there may be a war in heaven
Paradise beneath the smoking gun
As every saint and small town saviour
Race to justify their chosen one

I wonder, as our world collides
I want to reach out there, across the great divide

Another tribe [etc repeated]

IconShine It All Around

This is the land where I live
Paint it all over golden
Take a little sunshine - spread it all around

This is the love that I give
These are the arms for the holding
Turn on your love light - shine it all around
Turn on your love light - shine it all around

Shine it all around - shine it all around

These are the times of my life
Bright, strong and golden
This is the way that I choose when the deal goes down

This is the world that I love
Painted all over troubled
Take a little sunshine - shine it all around
Send a little sign now - spread it all around now
Shine it all around now, when the deal goes down now

Shine it all around - shine it all around

This is the heart of the man
This is the heart of the matter
Break a little bread now - spread it all around
Come on, make a little bread now - all around

Shine it all around - shine it all around
Shine it all around - shine it all around

IconFreedom Fries

The father, son and the holy ghost
You know they took the last train to the coast
They were moving fast - they were raising sand
And they were running wild in the promised land

The father, son and the three wise men
Operating undercover out in Bethlehem
Will they heal the sick? Can they raise the dead?
Can they bring it on home like the good book said?

Billy the Kid told the prince of thieves
A little give and take to satisfy my needs
You can give me lots but I'll take some more
I got my eyes on your treasure 'neath the desert floor

Freedom fries and burns and scars
The liberator goes too far
Freedom fries and screams and yells
The promised land is a promised hell

IconTin Pan Valley

I come from the tin pan valley and I'm moving right along
I live on former glory, so long ago and gone
I'm turning down the talk shows, the humour and the couch
I'm moving up to higher ground - I've found a new way out

These parasols and barbecues and loungers by the pool
The late night conversations filled with twentieth-century cool
My peers may flirt with cabaret - some fake the rebel yell
Me, I'm moving up to higher ground - I must escape their hell

Let me suspend my thirst for knowledge in your powder, sweat and sighs
A grudge of Christian women - a stain of spotless wives
A perfect destination inside a perfect world
I take the bottle to the baby - you take the hammer to the pearl
Like this - like this --

Every day's like Sunday, down here on memory lane
Salad days and no good ways drive me quite insane
A cocktail-clouded troubadour attempts to speak in tongues
He's said enough - I'm through the door - I'm moving right along
Like this - like this --

IconAll The King's Horses

Swift and true - straight to my heart
Love has come calling and I'm back there again
I pour myself a brand new start
Glad to be falling for the beauty within

All the king's horses - all the king's men

I'm on the outside looking in
Over and over and over again
There's no telling where I've been
How I returned here - how much I have seen

All the king's horses - all the king's men

I'll weave a circle round the sun
Throw down my arms and give my all
I'll be your soldier of love

I'll weave a circle round the sun
Throw down my arms and give my all
I'll be your soldier of love
I am your soldier of love

Glad to be falling for the beauty within
The beauty within, the beauty within

IconThe Enchanter

She moves through the mountains and down to the sea
She sings in celebration with her piper for me
She's leading the man who's beating the drum
Love is all around her on the road to the sun

Round, round, moving me round
Round, round the air

She's lost in conversation with the birds of the air
She's trading information in a world without fear
She's fixing up a potion made of laughter and love
And I will follow the enchanter on the road to the sun

Round, round, moving me round
Round, round, round
Oh, that the stars will light my way
Oh, that my tides dance the ebb and sway

She's studying the planets and she's searching for signs
Her eyes promise mystery and her treasure to find
She's mixing my emotions - it's so easily done
In league with the enchanter on the road to the sun

Oh, that the stars will light my way
Oh, that my tides dance the ebb and sway
Yeah, it's so very easily done

She moves through the mountains and down to the sea
She sings in celebration with her piper for free
She's leading the man who's beating the drum
And love is all around her on the road to the sun

IconTakamba

Sing a song of freedom - write it in the sky
A pocket full of secrets - a belly full of lies
A fiction to believe in, created then denied

Tricks and mirror - sleight of hand
Hula hula - promised land
Rhyme and reason - smoke and fire
Hula hula - truth and lie

Hail the gift of memory in this fifty-second state
Who sold me down the river and shafts me while he waits
Outside the gates of Eden, star-spangled and so late

Tricks and mirror [etc repeated]

IconDancing In Heaven

There'll be dancing in heaven
On the night before the longest day
A celebration in rhythm
At this time it was always this way

Sing out for the one light
Reach out to the flame
So fine, so fine
That we can make it this way

So sing the song of the ages
Giving voice on this beautiful night
Feed the flames in high places
From the earth to the giver of light

Sing out for the one light [etc repeated]

Bringing peace to the valley
Carry fire through the oaks and the grove
Precious memory carry
As we move through the circles and stones

Sing out for the one light [etc repeated]

IconSomebody Knocking

Big star - she rising - she warning
Mamma, it ain't long before the day
Red rooster - he crowing - he warning
Blue moon on the wane

Ol' black snake - he crawling - slip sliding
Crawling 'cross my floor
Ol' mule come - he jumping - he kick
Kicking in my stall

Casting your spell - talking all out of your head
Casting your spell - talking all out of your head

I hear it - 'round midnight
I hear it - somebody knocking on my door
I hear it - 'round midnight
Somebody knocking on my door

Casting your spell - talking all out of your head
Casting your spell - talking all out of your head
Casting your spell - talking all out of your head

IconLet The Four Winds Blow

And I open my eyes
As the sun leaves the western sky
Precious memory dies
Once again you are here at my side

Blow, wind, blow
Through my heart let the four winds blow
And I'm back on the hill
Yes, you're gone, but you're with me still
Now I'm way down the line
Yes, you're gone, but you're still on my mind
Blow, wind, blow
Through my heart let the four winds blow

I've been walking with dangers and talking all out of my mind
Then let dogs in the manger, elusive and so hard to find
Conversations with angels, I seek the dimensional key
I've been wheeling and dealing whatever will bring you to me

Blow, wind, blow
Through my heart let the four winds blow
Blow, wind, blow
Through my heart let the four winds blow

I've been walking with strangers and talking all out of my mind
Now the dog's in the manger, elusive and so hard to find
Conversations with angels - I seek the dimensional key
I've been wheeling and dealing whatever will bring you to me

IconMighty Rearranger

Last night as I was laying down and thinking
I was wondering 'bout the road that lies ahead
In my mind I heard the wisdom of the master
Hey, Robert, those dreams are only in your head

Last night as I was dreaming 'bout the future
Living out my time - the days and years ahead
I was moving with the mighty rearranger
I was thinking about the wisdom that he said

Mighty rearranger - mighty rearranger --

Last night as I was walking with an angel
Sweet talking and romancing in my mind
I live my life - I know it's filled with danger
She tell me: daddy, good love is hard to find

Mighty rearranger - mighty rearranger --

Last night, well, I came upon a stranger
He smiled at me and this is what he said:
If you're troubled, send your mind out on vacation
Let it wander like the wild geese in the west
Let it wander like the wild geese in the west

Mighty rearranger - mighty rearranger --

IconBrother Ray

Oh yeah - oh yeah - oh yeah
I can't - I can't

Oh yeah - oh no - oh yeah
I can't get enough - I can't get enough

Oh yeah - oh yeah - oh yeah
I can't get enough - I can't get enough

Oh yeah - oh yeah - oh yeah
I can't - I can't - I can't --
I can't get enough - I can't get enough

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