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Simple Minds — Sanctify Yourself
Album: Once Upon A time
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Released: 1985
Length: 4:46
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Is this the age of the thunder and rage
Can you feel the ground move 'round your feet
If you take one step closer, it'll lead to another
The crossroad above is where we meet
I shout out for shelter, I need you for something
The whole world is out, they're all on the street
Control yourself, love is all you need
Control yourself, in your eyes
Sanctify yourself, sanctify
Be apart of me, sanctify
Sanctify yourself, sanctify
Sanctify yourself, set yourself free
In pictures of living, in bloodshot a vision
Sweet miracles and strange circumstances
I see the sun up, the showdown, the cool winds that blow down
On the big beat that life-long romance is
You've got a gun in your hand, you're making self plans
Stay with me all through the night
Control yourself, love is all you need
Control yourself, open up your heart
Sanctify yourself, sanctify
Be apart of me, sanctify
Sanctify yourself, sanctify
Sanctify yourself, set yourself free

You can't stop the world for a boy or a girl
Sweet victims of poor circumstances
But you can pour back the love, sweeping down from above
Giving hope and making more chances
Well, I hope and I pray that maybe someday
You'll come back down here and show me the way
Control yourself, love is all you need
Control yourself, open up your heart
Open up your heart
Sanctify yourself, sanctify
Sanctify yourself, sanctify
Sanctify yourself, set yourself free
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Gawd - I *so* disagree.  Only my opinion (and also my wife's), but it would be OK if we never heard this one again.  80s synths were OK at the time, but there's SO much good contemporary music out there to listen to...
 rdo wrote:
Love it
 
ditto...I'm actually at work where I can read and have RP vibe softly in the background, so the identifiable sounds of Simple Minds made me drop my book (ipad, Chabon's "Telegraph Ave"!) and raise the volume.   sheesch, mtv days
Love it

Rebecca and Bill should actually consider taking this song back to the active playlist catalogue again


New Gold Dream is a classic album, and has much better songs than this one.
this may not be a classic but i love this album, came during my prime college years, so has sentimental value to me.
Thanks for playing it. Nice to hear from lesser known SM. 9.
It is overproduced, and Sparkle in the Rain and others may be better albums, but this is still enjoyable and energetic.
This could have stayed on the shelf . I agree, it is not a classic.
Not everything old is a classic. This could not sound any more dated.
I'm not a huge Simple Minds fan, but I certainly prefer this to the syrupy Breakfast Club ditty.