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I Shall Be Released - Live From East Rutherford 1986 Lyrics

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They say a man, he needs protection
The say a man, he must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
We’re so high above the wall

I see my light come shining

From the west unto the east

Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They say everything can be replaced
Yet every distance is not near
So I remember every face
Of every man that put me here

I see my light come shining

From the west unto the east

Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

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Standing next to me in this lonely crowd

Is a man who swears he’s not to blame

Day and night I hear him screaming out so loud

Screaming out that he was framed
Oh yes

I see my light come shining

From the west unto the east

Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They say every man needs protection
The say every man must fall
But I swear I see my reflection
Somewhere so high above this wall

I see my light come shining

From the west unto the east

Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They shall be, they shall be
They shall be released

Thank you, goodnight

They shall be, they shall be
They shall be released

(This song is performed by U2, The Police, The Neville Brothers, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Brown, Peter Gabriel, Yoko Ono, Bryan Adams, and many others as The Conspirators, and can be found on the Released: The Human Rights Concerts - A Conspiracy Of Hope album)