The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland

1 Dominion / Mother Russia 7:01 Andrew Eldritch
5 This Corrosion 10:55 Andrew Eldritch

DOMINION / MOTHER RUSSIA, produced by Jim Steinman / Larry Alexander / Andrew Eldritch
THIS CORROSION, produced by Jim Steinman
Engineered by Larry Alexander, Roy Neave and Andrew Eldritch

The Sisters of Mercy:
Andrew Eldrich
Patricia Morrison
Dr. Avalanche

Thanks:
The New York Choral Society
Holly Sherwood, Curtis King, Brenda King, Tawatha Agee, Gina Taylor, Vaneese Thomas
Eddie Martinez, Lenny Picket, Steve Margoshes, Mike Timoney, Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, Sid McGinnis, Derrick Johnson

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Merciful Release MR441L LP 1987 DE
2 Merciful Release 2292-42246-2 CD 1987 DE

Dominion / Mother Russia

In the heat of the night
In the heat of the day
When I close my eyes
When I look your way
When I meet the fear that lies inside
When I hear you say
In the heat of the moment
Say, say, say

Some day, some day, some day–Dominion
Come a time
Some day, some day, some day–Dominion
Some say prayers
Some say prayers–I say mine

In the light of the fact
On the lone and level
Sand stretch far away
In the heat of the action
In the settled dust
Hold, hold and say
In the meeting of mined
Down in the streets of shame
In the betting of names on gold to rust
In the land of the blind be king, king, king, king

Some day, some day, some day–Dominion
Come a time
Some day, some day, some day–Dominion
Some say prayers
Some say prayers–I say mine....

In the land of the blind be king, king, king, king

Some day, some day, some day–Dominion
Some say prayers
Some say prayers
Well I say mine

In the heat of the night
In the heat of the day
When I close my eyes
When I look your way
When I meet the fear that lies inside
When I hear you say
In the heat of the moment–say, say, say

Some day, some day, some day–Dominion
Some say prayers
Some say prayers
And I say mine–I say mine
I say mine

We serve an old man in a dry season
A lighthouse keeper in the desert sun
Dreamers of sleepers and white treason
We dream of rain and the history of the gun

There’s a lighthouse in the middle of Prussia
A white house in a red square
I’m living in films for the sake of Russia
A Kino Runner for the DDR

And the fifty-two daughters of the revolution
Turn the gold to chrome
Gift... nothing to lose
Stuck inside of Memphis with the mobile home, sing:

Mother Russia, Mother Russia
Mother Russia rain down, down, down
Mother Russia, Mother Russia
Mother Russia rain down

Mother Russia, Mother Russia
Mother Russia rain down, down, down
Mother Russia, Mother Russia
Mother Russia rain down

Mother Russia, Mother Russia
Mother Russia rain down, down, down
Mother Russia, Mother Russia
Mother Russia rain down....

The Sisters of Mercy

(Ooooh ooooh)
(Ooooh ooooh)

Hey hey hey heya hey now now now now
Hey hey hey heya hey now now now now
Hey hey hey heya hey now now now now

Gimme the ring, kissed and toll’d
Gimme something that I missed
(gimme the ring)
A hand to hold, wild and what it seems
(gimme the ring)
Kill the king when love is the law and the we’ll turn round…
(gimme the ring)
Gimme dream, child and do you hear me call?
(gimme the ring)
On the loan and on the level… still on the floor
(gimme the ring) Sing dream, child and do you hear at all?

(sing) (sing)
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now....

(sing) (sing)
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now....

Hey hey hey heya hey now now now now
Hey hey hey heya hey now now now now
Hey hey hey heya hey now now now now

Gimme siren, child and do you hear me?
Gimme siren, child and do you hear me call?
Sing, child, of right and wrong
Gimme things that don’t last long
Gimme siren, child and do you hear me call?

(sing) (sing)
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now

On daze, like this, in times like these
I feel an animal deep inside
Heel to haunch on bended knees
Living on if and if I tried
Somebody, send me please…
Dream wars and a ticket to seem
Giving out and in
Selling the don’t belong
Well, what do you say?
D’you have a word for giving away?
Got a song for me?

(sing) (sing)
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now

Sing… like a healing hand

(sing) (sing)
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now, sing This Corrosion to me
Hey now, hey now, now

I got nothing to say I ain’t said before
I bled all I can, I won’t bleed no more
I don’t need no-one to understand
Why the blood run cold, the highered hand
On heart
Hand of God
Floodland and driven apart
Run cold
Turn
Cold
Burn
Like a healing hand (hey now, hey now now, sing "This Corrosion" to me)
Like a healing hand (hey now, hey now now, sing "This Corrosion" to me)
Like a healing hand (hey now, hey now now, sing "This Corrosion" to me)
Like a healing hand (hey now, hey now now, sing "This Corrosion" to me).....
[repeat]