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Song title: Countin' on a miracle


Countin' on a miracle - The Rising version

It's a fairytale so tragic
There's no prince to break the spell
I don't believe in the magic
But for you I will, for you I will
If I'm a fool, I'll be a fool
Darlin' for you

I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle
To come through

There ain't no storybook story
There's no never-ending song
Our happily ever after Darlin'
Forever come and gone
I'm movin' on
If I'm gonna believe
I'll put my faith
Darlin' in you

I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle
To come through

Sleeping beauty awakes from her dream
With her lover's kiss on her lips
Your kiss was taken from me
Now all I have is this...

Your kiss, your kiss, your touch, your touch
Your heart, your heart, your strength, your strength
Your hope, your hope, your faith, your faith
Your face, your face, your love, your love
Your dream, your dream, your life, your life

I'm runnin' through the forest
With the wolf at my heels
My king is lost at midnight
When the tower bells peal
We've got no fairytale ending
In God's hands our fate is complete
Your heaven's here in my heart
Our love's this dust beneath my feet
Just this dust beneath my feet
If I'm gonna live
I'll lift my life
Darlin' to you

I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle
To come through


Countin' on a miracle - Acoustic video version

Here we go, it's called countin' on a miracle

It's a fairytale so tragic, there's no prince to break the spell
I don't believe in magic but for you I will, yeah for you I will

Countin' on miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on a miracle to come through
Countin' on miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on a miracle to come through

There ain't no storybook story, and no never-ending song
Our happily ever after forever come and gone, forever come and gone

Countin' on a miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on miracle to come through
Countin' on a miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on miracle to come through

Sleeping beauty awakes from her dream, with her lover's kiss on her lips
Your kiss's taken from me, now all I have is this, all I have is this
Your kiss, your kiss, your touch, your touch, your hope
Your faith, your strength, your love, your dream, your life

Countin' on a miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on miracle to come through
Countin' on a miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on miracle to come through

I'm runnin' through the forest with the wolf at my heels
My king is lost at midnight when the tower bells peal, when the tower bells peal
We've got no fairytale ending, in God's hands our fate is complete
Your heaven's here in my heart, our love's this dust beneath my feet, this dust beneath my feet
If I'm gonna live I'll lift my life, darlin' to you I'll lift my life

Countin' on a miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on miracle to come through
Countin' on a miracle, countin' on a miracle
Countin' on miracle to come through

Countin' on miracle

Notes: These are the lyrics of the acoustic version broadcasted after the show ending


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 26/07/2002 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 19/06/2005 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam ,Netherlands

Song 'history':


Published on THE RISING, in 2001.
A frequent number (60 apparitions) of renderings during the Rising tour
The Barcelona show of the Rising tour was broadcast and released on DVD 'LIVE IN BARCELONA', which included also this song
The song was then included in the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
Played only a couple of times in the whole Devils and Dust tour (15/06/2005 Festhalle, Frankfurt ,Germany and 19/06/2005 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam ,Netherlands)

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