Walk Us UPTOWN
Written by E. Costello, A. Thompson, S. Mandel

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 your 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
Will we feast on your flesh and drink down your blood

Will you haul down that flag
And dishonour that vow
‘Cos we must not change its colour now
Will you walk us uptown

No matter what the price
Each 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 our hearts
You’re the clown with the drum
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