The Flood by Take That

Take That are a pop group formed in Manchester, England in 1989. Currently the group consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Originally the line-up featured Robbie Williams and Jason Orange. Barlow is the lead singer and main songwriter.

Take That – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen

The Flood is a song taken from Take That’s sixth album ‘Progress’. Released in 2010 is the first to feature Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow on lead vocals. Critically acclaimed for its anthemic sound and Williams vocals it reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.

Lyrics

Standing, on the edge of forever,
At the start of whatever,
Shouting love at the world.
Back then, we were like cavemen,
But we map the moon and the stars,
Then we forgave them.

We will meet you where the lights are,
The defenders, of the faith we are.
Where the thunder turns around
They’ll run so hard we’ll tear the ground away.

You know no one dies,
In these love drowned eyes,
Through our love drowned eyes,
We’ll watch you sleep tonight.

Although no one understood
We were holding back the flood,
Learning how to dance the rain.
We were holding back the flood
They said we’d never dance again.

Bleeding, but none of us leaving,
Watch your mouth son or you’ll find yourself floating home.
Here we come now on a dark star,
Seeing demons, not what we are.

Tiny minds and eager hands
Will try to strike but now will end today.

There’s progress now where there once was none,
Where there once was none, then everything came along.

Although no one understood,
We were holding back the flood learning how to dance the rain.
There was more of them than us now they’ll never dance again.

Although no one understood
There was more of them than us learning how to dance the rain,
We were holding back the flood they said we’d never dance again.

We will meet you where the lights are,
The defenders, of the faith we are.
Where the thunder turns around
They’ll run so hard we’ll tear the ground away.

Although no one understood,
There was more of them than us learning how to dance the rain.
(learning how to dance the rain)
There was more of them than us now they’ll never dance again.

Now we’ll never dance again.

Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah

Songwriters: Mark Anthony Owen, Robert Peter Williams, Gary Barlow, Howard Paul Donald, Jason Orange

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