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Mike + The Mechanics: Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) Meaning

Song Released: 1985

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"All I Need Is A Miracle"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I need is America
All I need is you.
Original Lyrics:
All I need is a miracle
All I need is you.
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"All I Need Is A Miracle"


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    Jun 5th, 2011 6:23pm report

    This may have many meanings and definitions depending on ones point of view. To me within my subjective preference it sounds like he is defending his family from a tyrannical government and all the lies we are told until you cant take anymore and you have to look for the spirit as a solution, no one wants war we want peace but we will defend our freedom from big government if we have to. Patrick Henry's words still shutter the Feds today. our children have to fight back for us and we sat idled, consumed in materialism, sports, bad food and etc. The hedge fund hyenas and zombie bankers and the fed are the cause of most of our problems today. I think its brilliant because whether he meant it or not today this song hold's true. Most of our amendments are being gutted as we speak, the line when (there's a gun and ammunition just inside the door way use it in emergency to protect your self from Tierney) 2nd amendment.He then says better to pray to god as the solution rather than to use the gun. Then another line is pledge allegiance to the flag or any flag they offer, ( meaning we the government and the schools which they run will tell you what to pledge allegiance to as in a dictatorship) never hint at what you really feel this means that they cast out people who believe in freedom and the spirit they demonize and divide us to conquer us. Call us left right conservative liberal what ever we are divine beings with inalienable rights from our creator! Period! The End. If you are an atheist than you have limited thinking, but we still can find common ground to hang on to. I am signing out! Peace everyone. Above all things I wish you well.


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    Jul 11th, 7:39am report

    I grew up in the early 80's listening and I remember when this song came on the radio. After listening to it for a minute I knew it was something different and immediately knew its meaning.


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    Jun 19th, 6:25pm report

    2020, and the end times. What this world is coming to, I hate it for our Children and grandchildren. Democrats are doing just what the song says. Black and white war is just what its coming too. Pray people, its the only way!!


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    Mar 8th, 3:46pm report

    Better now son and johnboy is uncle terry your freind. .no angela matter of fact i dont like him....angela >good with big brave eyes


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    Nov 26th, 2019 11:54pm report

    There's something similar about making to any flag to boril and and somburg the rest the song its like a man calling for loved ones say can you hear running calling from the news that has forgotten about then about making promise not one flag but several that of choice a tran can the news like an adult this is becoming of the Vietnam war a the checacter that Paul Carrick is sing as had set a place called dreamland having be to flee his homeland


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    Aug 25th, 2017 8:16pm report

    its about endtimes today one world government satan taking over it written 30 years ago its only amatter oftime!


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    Nov 11th, 2016 11:55pm report

    Prophetic warning! 30 yr old song with true meaning,right under our noses all this time


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    Jul 3rd, 2012 7:08pm report

    The meaning of the song is given quite clearly here by the songwriter himself:

    Note that a. the writer is British and b. it was written in the mid 1980's.

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