Bruce Cockburn – Creation Dream (Live 1980)

Bruce Cockburn | Selected Cuts from U.S. Band Tour | 1980

Yesterday was Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn’s birthday, so I thought I would share this rare, live cut of one of my favorite Bruce songs. This was from the 1980 U.S. tour to support the Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws album. Enjoy! (And happy birthday, Bruce!)


Creation Dream (lyrics)

Centered on silence, counting on nothing,
I saw you standing on the sea.
And everything was dark except for
Sparks the wind struck from your hair.
Sparks that turned to wings around you,
Angel voices mixed with seabird cries.
Fields of motion, surging outward,
Questions that contain their own replies.

You were dancing, I saw you dancing,
Throwing your arms toward the sky.
Fingers opening like flares,
Stars were shooting everywhere.
Lines of power, bursting outward,
Along the channels of your song.
Mercury waves flashed under your feet
Shots of silver in the shell-pink dawn.

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