song by Elvis Costello & The Roots
Walk Us Uptown lyrics

will you walk us uptown,
and wherever you go, you know we
will follow.
will you walk us uptown,
and we'll stand in the light of
a new killing ground.
and we won't make a
Sound.
Except to sing our sorrow
will you walk us uptown,
while our tears run in torrents
to suffer in silence
Or pray for some
Solace.
Will you wash away our sins
in the cross fire
and cross currents
As you uncross your
fingers
and take out
Some insurance.
NO MATTER WHAT THE PRICE
IT'S YOUR OWN PARADISE.
will you walk us uptown
will you walk us uptown

Some hearts are sinking
And some hearts are a-flutter
some scoop gold from the dirt
In the gutter
or swallow the Earth, pouring into your mouth
As they bury us upright
Saying
"Everything's alright".
will you walk us uptown,
like some said that you could
we will feast on your flesh
and drink down
Your blood.
Will you haul down that fag, and dishonor
that vow,
Cause we must not change
it's color now.
will you walk us uptown
will you walk us uptown
NO MATTER WHAT THE PRICE
IT'S CRUSHED IN THE CORNER OF
THEIR OWN PARADISE.

will you walk us uptown?!
will you walk us uptown
THAT'S ALWAYS ASSUMING
That you're partly divine
and partly human.
You're the king of hearts
You're the clown with the drums
will you walk us uptown if we promise
not to run.
will you walk us uptown
Will you gather us near?!
As cowards flee and traitors sneer
Keep a red flag flying
Keep a blue flag as well.
And a white flag in case it all goes to Hell.