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  • 1 month later...

I could not find an official transcription online either so I have transcribed to the best of my ability what was the briefly-rehearsed, first public performance of the song as sung by Winwood on September 20, 1983 and as sung by Paul Rodgers with The Firm from 1984-1985.

City Sirens (as sung by Steve Winwood)

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

The sound it will drive you insane

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

Like a needle that pierces your brain

You know I know what you see

It can be the same for me

I know you see what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

In the night when the forces of evil are goin' round

There can be no escape from it's spell

There's no rhyme no reason for what ya see goin' down

If you ask me it's slightly out of my hands

You know you know what you see

More and more gonna drive you insane

To be all alone in the dark with those sirens

Like a needle that pierces your brain

You know I know what you see

It will be the same for me

I know you know what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

(guitar solo)

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

Like a needle that pierces your brain

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

All this noise will drive you insane

You know I know what you see

Sometimes it's so very clear

I know you know what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1y7v8Hg-3I

City Sirens (as sung by Paul Rodgers)

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

All it's noise it will drive you insane

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

Like a needle it pierces your brain

You know I know what you see

It will be the same for me

I know you know what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

In the night when the forces of evil are goin' round

There will be no escape from it's spell

There's no rhyme no reason for what ya see goin' down

If you ask me it's slightly out of my hands

You know I know what you see

It will be the same for me

I know you know what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

All this noise will drive you insane

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

Like a needle that pierces your brain

You know I know what you see

It will be the same for me

I know you know what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

You can see all the lights and the sound of those sirens

(guitar solo)

In the night when the forces of evil are goin' round

There will be no escape from it's spell

There's no rhyme no reason for what you see goin' down

If you ask me it's slightly out of my hands

You know I know what you see

It will be the same for me

I know you know what I hear

Sometimes it's so very clear

You can see the lights and the sound of those sirens

Edited by SteveAJones
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  • 8 years later...

I can make out the G A D/A chord progression, but every recording I find of this is live and Jimmy uses a heavy flange effect, beside the terrible video quality. Live performances are very different from the DW2 soundtrack. I, once upon a time, had on LP vinyl record.

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On 4/5/2021 at 3:47 PM, bluecongo said:

I always thought it was 

 

“If you ask me it’s slightly above my head”  instead of “out of my hands”

 

 

 

Very clearly the phrase is "above my head" in all available versions. (Page should have done more lyrics.)

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