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Song title: Terry's song


Terry's song

Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind, but many ships have ruled the seas
They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone, but they could build another if they please
Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt, are unique I suppose
But when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

Now the world is filled with many wonders under the passing sun
And sometimes something comes along and you know it's for sure the only one
The Mona Lisa, the David, the Sistine Chapel, Jesus, Mary, and Joe
And when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

When they built you, brother, they turned dust into gold
When they built you, brother, they broke the mold

They say you can't take it with you, but I think that they're wrong
'Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone
Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold
Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

Now your death is upon us and we'll return your ashes to the earth
And I know you'll take comfort in knowing you've been roundly blessed and cursed
But love is a power greater than death, just like the songs and stories told
And when she built you, brother, she broke the mold

That attitude's a power stronger than death, alive and burning her stone cold
When they built you, brother

Notes: "Ghost" song included at the last minute in the album "magic", dedicated to Terry McGovern, recently disappeared. The song is not referred on the booklet or cover.


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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 02/08/2007 United Methodist Church, Red Bank,NJ ,USA
 - 14/04/2008 Toyota Center, Houston,TX ,USA during the Magic tour
 - 21/10/2012 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton ,Canada during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 08/02/2014 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia during the High Hopes tour

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First known live performance: 02/08/2007 United Methodist Church, Red Bank,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 08/02/2014 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia

Song 'history':


Published on the 'MAGIC' Album, released in September 2007.
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Magic tour (14/04/2008 Toyota Center, Houston,TX ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (21/10/2012 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton ,Canada)
One only rendering for this song in the High Hopes tour (08/02/2014 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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