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Big Country – In A Big Country

Big Country were a rock band from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, popular in the early to mid-1980s but still releasing material for a cult following. The band were notable for music heavily accented with traditional Scottish folk and martial music styles, as well as for playing and engineering their guitar sound to resemble the bagpipes, fiddles and other traditional folk instruments. The album “The Crossing” was a hit in the United States, powered by “In a Big Country”, their only US Top 40 hit single. The song featured heavily engineered guitar playing, strongly reminiscent of bagpipes. Former members: Stuart Adamson Bruce Watson Tony Butler Mark Brzezicki (Adamson was found dead in a room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on 16 December 2001) Lyrics: Come up screaming Come up screaming I’ve never seen you look like this without a reason Another promise fallen through Another season passes by you I never took the smile away from anybody’s face And that’s a desperate way to look For someone who is still a child In a big country dreams stay with you Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside Stay alive I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered But you can’t stay here with every single hope you had shattered I’m not expecting to grow flowers in a desert But I can live and breathe And see the sun in wintertime In a big country dreams stay with you Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside Stay alive In a big country dreams stay with