Giving Ground (song)

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The song Giving Ground was released by The Sisterhood in two versions on the Giving Ground single and in another version on their album Gift as well.

The lyrics on the single and on the album differ slightly, though:


Lyrics Version on Gift

The Sisterhood - Gift - Cover (Front)

Giving, Giving, Giving, Giving, Giving, Giving, Giving, Giving
In the place, through which we wander
Reason turned around
And every fool
Will see his madness drowned
And every truth is swallowed up
By gently giving ground

CHORUS
What you have lost can never be found
Words are just dust in deserts of sound
Everything is lost and your choice lies broken
And the truth is drowned

I watch
Surrender
Because I know
...
And now I know you will not see
The madness we have seen
Now I know you cannot be
All that your flight has been

CHORUS

Words are just dust
I stood but you just could not wait
Behind
Because I know you cannot be
All that your flight has been

CHORUS

Everything is lost in the giving ground
Everything is lost
Everything is lost in the giving ground
Turned around
Reason, turned around
In the giving ground
Ground
In the giving ground
Everything is lost
In the giving ground

Lyrics Single Version

Giving Ground - 7" Single Cover (Front)

In the place through which we wander
Reason is turned around
And every fool who scuttles up
Will see his madness drowned
And every truth is swallowed up
By gently Giving Ground

CHORUS
What you have lost can never be found
Words are just dust in deserts of sound
Everything is lost and your trust lies broken
And the truth is drowned

I watch as you surrender
To silence-loving screams
And now I know you will not see
The madness we have seen
And now I know you can not be
All that your flight has been

CHORUS

I stood but you just could not wait

These lines are driven straight
Through the circles of your hate

And 'cos I know you can not be
All that your flight has been

What you have lost can never be found
Words are just dust in deserts of sound
Everything is lost and the truth is drowned

Everything is lost in the giving ground
Everything is lost
Everything is lost in the giving ground
In the giving ground

(whispers) Everything is lost

In the giving ground


Words & Music: Andrew Eldritch
Lyrics and music are property and copyright of their respective rights holders and provided only for study purposes.

Analysis

In the giving ground ... reason turned around ... the truth to drown ... in the show to kill ... on a Black Planet ... out of my mind's eye ... out of memory ... giving out and in ... sing ...

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