Other Runrig Lyrics

The Work Song

 

My father came from a Highland home

I was raised in a Lowland town

He fought his life for a heartless soil

I watched the burning wheels go round

I tried to break out I grew my hair

I kicked the ball and I made the grade

The more I kicked the more I wept

This is a hopeless heartless cage

 

We spoke in silence we cursed in vain

Then I shook the old man's hand

If he could see me now he'd be ashamed

Is this the son that became a man

He knew his place and he knew his pride

They've made a freeman of this slave

No there was never beauty here but there was life

What now for a freeman in his grave

 

So what will I tell the woman I love

Lying in her arms as the sun goes down

You tell me you can live on love

Rivers of plenty, money to burn

And as I lie across her breasts

I feel the heartbeat of an unborn love

I close my eyes and I pray to God

Make this a daughter not a son

 

A man must work his hands

A man must bare his brow

A man must hold his head high

As we walks on through this world

 

(Stepping Down The) Glory Road

 

Footprints around the world

Your beauty in the blue

Stepping down the Glory Road

 

Let's go dancing for survival

To the lyric of your youth

Stepping down the Glory Road

 

The way you sing will shine out

Illuminate the way you grow

Stepping down the Glory Road

 

Capture your heart it's breaking

To celebrate your giving

Gracenotes on every heartstring

The beauty in the pure

Stepping down the Glory Road

 

So resurrect the bards

Liberate the word inspired

Stepping down the Glory Road

 

You know that joy like great art

Should take you to the skies

Stepping down the Glory Road

The dark side of the soul

You've never known you never will

Eisd ri eubh do mhian

Stepping down the glory road

 

Eisd ri eubh do mhian

Stepping down the glory road

Eisd ri eubh do mhian

Stepping down the glory road

 

Satellite Flood

 

She's late in years in the olden world

Sharing the old morality with the olden girls

Her only guide was the life in her hands

Ways that only the wise could understand

 

So they take you down to the global stream

With the third and the fourth worlds, the world extremes

Then they home their lasers in on you

And when they hit you they stick like glue

 

Video beats and the suicide smile

Sex in the wilderness mile on mile

Every hotel room and every bar

American girls and American cars

 

Satellite flood

It's a world crusade

And it's pouring down

From the skies like rain

Satellite flood

From a nuclear town

If you don't stem the tide

You'll surely drown

 

The Apple Came Down

 

Life support genius at the end of time

The greatest living brain alive

A breath of chance matter from a fallen star

The power is on and reaches far

 

There's not long left it's a race against time

They say he's close he could lose his mind

Like he lost his body here on planet Earth

Where he holds the key to the universe

 

A mighty spark to keep him there

Triggered to power wired to pain

Direct inject pleasure when the going gets rough

Don't believe in God and all that stuff

 

The apple came down it had to fall

Where man grew wise minds grew small

Newton and Adam lost and found

The apple must fall to the ground

 

The apple came down

The atom must fall

 

This Time of Year

 

The snow lies high around my door

And beyond the Great North Road

There calls this restless soul

To journey home

 

The wind blows coldly through the trees

But I will feel no fear

To the ones you call your own

Is where I'm going

 

This time of year

This time of year

At this time I think of you

 

Sometimes it's hard to close a door

The future can be cold

Another year has turned

And you're not here

 

A yellow moon runs deep and bright

Where the mountains stand on ice

And a million stars

They fire the skies tonight

 

You can tell me, flowers never bend

Or that this world's at an end

But don't tell me

That we'll never meet again

 

That Other Landscape

 

Eyes down on the petrol cloud

Morning to the queues

Christ's arrived on the sports pages

Zen in the market news

You're bleeding the flash lane dry

Day after day

Your sunny mountain climbed

Your morning all in chains

 

Take a dive on the squalor pile

Underworld cut loose

Underloved to underfed

A spiral to a fuse

The teenage needles rise

Like a kiss

Your planet's pleasure gained

In the thrill of emptiness

 

You want to live

You know you do

That other landscape

Where the river runs through

That other landscape

Put me in touch

That other landscape

Need it so much

 

Rhythm Of My Heart

 

Across the street the river runs

Down in the gutter life is slipping away

Let me still exist in another place

Running under cover of a helicopter blade

 

The flames are getting higher in effigy

Burning down the bridges of my memory

Love may still be alive somewhere someway

Where they're downing only deer

A hundred steel towns away

 

Oh rhythm of my heart is beating like a drum

With the words 'I love you' rolling off my tongue

No never will I roam for I know my place is home

Where the ocean meets the sky

I'll be sailing

 

Photographs and kerosene light up my darkness

Light it up, light it up

I can still feel the touch of your thin blue jeans

Running down the alley I've got my eyes all over you baby

Oh baby

 

Chorus

 

Oh I've got lightning in my veins

Shifting like the handle of a slot machine

Love may still exist in another place

I'm just yanking back the handle

No expression on my face

 

Chorus x 3

 

Lyrics courtesy of Mike Fagan

 

Chi Mi'n Geamhradh

I See The Winter

 

Chi mi'n geamhradh 'as a' ghaoith

Chaneil an sheachd' fada bhuainn

Sgothan dorch' 's na craobhan ruisgt

Tha an oidhche nochd fuar

 

Shaoilean fhein gur ann an de

Bha teas an t-samhraidh 'gar leaghadh

Fad an fheasgair air an Dun

'S tu laighe leisg ri mo thaobh

 

'S tu laighe leisg ri mo thaobh

'S iomadh oidch' a rinn sinn suiridhe

'S iomadh oidhch' a rinn sinn gair

'S ionadh oidhch' a bhithinn a'smuaintinn

Gum bitheadh tu comhla ruim gu brath

 

Chan fhan a' ghrian fad na bliadhna

Cha sheas an uair mar a tha i

Dh'fhalbh thusa gu'n a'cheo

 

'S dh'fhag thu mi le mo geamhradh

'S iomadh oidch' a rinn sinn suiridhe

'S iomadh oidhch' a rinn sinn gair

'S ionadh oidhch' a bhithinn a'smuaintinn

Gum bitheadh tu comhla ruim gu brath

 

Gum bitheadh tu comhla ruim gu brath

 

Gum bitheadh tu comhla ruim gu brath

 

Gum bitheadh tu comhla ruim gu brath

 

--oOo--

 

I see the winter in the wind

The snow is not far from us

Dark clouds and the trees losing leaf

The night is cold

 

So often it feels that it was only yesterday

The summer heat melted us

All evening long out on the Dun

And you lying lazy by my side

 

Many nights we loved

Many nights we laughed

Many times I thought

That you would have stayed forever

 

But the sun never shines all year

Time will not stay as it once was

You left for the city

Leaving me to my winter

 

Many nights we loved

Many nights we laughed

Many times I thought

That you would have stayed forever

 

That you would have stayed forever

 

That you would have stayed forever

 

That you would have stayed forever

 

Harvest Moon

 

Sons and daughters of the dust

Strangers of time and place

For a while your limbs entwine

Holy marriage of the flesh

But I know your ways

Your ways are not mortal thought

Till the day breaks and shadows run

Run away

 

So shine on harvest moon

Cast your might on the ripening corn

And I look at your life

Hold you in my arms

With all the power in the days of youth

In the fullness of love

 

Fields run deep in golden swards

Hot summer winds blow through the corn

Cast off your sorrows now you stand

In the presence of the Lord

And your radiance shines

Like the moon of all innocent grace

To know that we dared breathe belief

To love again

 

(Chorus)

 

(Chorus)

 

Ravenscraig

 

Word came like a hammer

Night fell down like a shroud

That's got me drinkin'

Tryin' to turn back the clock

Through this industrial lost town.

 

I've known graft and I've bolted well

Tryin' to keep the lowlands red

But all I get's control

And foreign hands

Other colors instead.

 

We never stretched our dancehall dreams

We got it just about right

There's little escape from a working town

And from a working life

 

I placed my future in the palm of your hand

One autumn friday at the Church of All Saints

There's no investment here in life or in love

And now it's getting too late

 

All I want is a roof over my head

All I want is a steady job

All I want to do is say I love you

With every penny I've got

And all I think about

And all I think about are Debbie and Jane

(in the Songbook changed to:

And all I think about are those of my name)

To give them some kind of chance in life

But the long road running out the strip mill gate

Has got me walking that line

 

The Times They Are a Changin’

Bob Dylan

 

Come gather 'round people wherever you roam,

and admit that the waters around you have grown,

and accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone

if your time to you is worth savin'

then you better start swimmin'

or you'll sink like a stone

for the times they are a-changin'

 

Come writers and critics who prophecise with your pen

and keep your eyes wide,

the chance won't come again,

and don't speak too soon

for the wheel's still in spin

and there's no tellin' who

that it's namin'

for the loser now

will be later to win

for the times they are a-changin'

 

Come senators, congressmen,

please heed the call

don't stand in the doorway,

don't block the hall,

for he that' gets hurt

will be he who has stalled,

there's a battle

outside and it's ragin'

it'll soon shake your windows

and rattle your walls

for the times they are a-changin'

 

Come mothers and fathers

throughout the land,

and don't criticize

what you can't understand

your sons and your daughters

are beyond your command,

your old road is rapidly agin',

please get out of the new one

if you can't lend your hand

for the times they are a-changin'

 

The line it is drawn,

the curse it is cast,

the slow one now will

later be fast,

as the present now

will later be past

the order is rapidly fadin'

and the first one now

will later be last

for the times they are a-changin'

 

The World

 

Outside the rain is falling

But tears can wash you away

The skies are constantly dawning?

The worlds thats here to stay

You are my endless summer, my sweetest memory

We share this song together, and its truth will set us free

 

The World, to me

I say this honestly

It's clear to see

You're all the world to me!

 

You are my universe,

you make the moments last

We're changing the clocks forever

To pull the future from the past

 

The World, to me

I say this honestly

It's clear to see

You are the world to me!

 

Whoaaaaaax4

Whoaaaaaax4

 

The World, to me

I say this honestly

It's clear to see

You are all the world to me!

 

The World, to me

It's perfect, honestly

It's clear (it's clear) to see

You are the world to me!

You are the world to me!

 

(Thx to RunrigCorvusCoraxFan on

The Stamping Ground forum for the lyrics)

 

 

An Bothan A Bh'Aig Fionnghal

Island of Bothies

 

'Ars an gobha fuiricheamaid

Ars an gobha falbhamaid

Ars an gobha ris an ogha

Na sheasamh aig dorus an t-sabhal

Gu rachadh e shuiridhe.

 

Si eilean nam bothan nam bothan

Eilean nam bothan nam bothan

Eilean nam bothan nam bothan

Bothan a bh'aig Fionnghal'

(Repeat)

 

Bheirinn fead air fulmaire

Bheirinn fead air falmaire

Liughannan beaga na mara

Bheireamaid greis air an tarruing

Na maireadh a na duirgh dhuinn.

 

Cha d'fhuair sinn dad ann a seo

Cha d'fhuair sinn dad ann a seo

Cha d'fhuair sinn dad ann a seo

Cail ach racadail na duirgh dhuinn

O nach tigeadh Carbhanach

O nach tigeadh Carbhanach

Mursgainn is leabagan glas

A bheireadh na dubhain 'on fheamainn

Na maireadh na duirghe dhuinn.

 

--oOo--

 

The blacksmith said let us wait

The blacksmith said let us go

The blacksmith said to his grandchild

standing at the door of the barn

that he was going to go courting.

 

Island of bothies, of bothies

Island of bothies, of bothies

Island of bothies, of bothies

Fingal's bothies.

 

I'd knock spots off the birds

I'd knock spots off the hakes [fish]

little lythes [flat fish] of the sea.

We would take a while hauling them in

if our hand lines last.

 

We got nothing here

We got nothing here

We got nothing here

except noises of the hand lines.

If only carp would come

If only carp would come

or razor fish or flounder

that would take the hooks from the seaweed

if our hand lines last.

 

Hey Mandu

Hé mandu 's truagh nach digeadh

Hé mandu siod 'gham iarraidh

Hé mandu gille 's lití

Hi ri oro each is diollaid

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

Hé mandu nam biodh agam

Hé mandu sgiath a ghlaisein

Hé mandu iteag nan eoin

Hi ri oro spòg na lachain

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

Hé mandu shnàmhainn na caoil

Hé mandu air an tarsuinn

Hé mandu an Caol Ileach

Hi ri oro 's an Caol Arcach

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

Hé mandu 's rachainn a steach

Hé mandu chon a' chaisteal

Hé mandu 's bheirinn a mach

Hi ri oro as mo leannant

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

Hé mandu 's truagh nach digeadh

Hé mandu siod 'gham iarraidh

Hé mandu gille 's litír

Hi ri oro each is diollaid

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

 

--oOo--

 

Alas, that this does not

Come to fetch me

A messenger and a letter

A horse and a saddle

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

If I had

The sparrow's wing

The birds' power of flight

The wild duck's feet

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

I would swim

Across the narrows

The Sound of Islay

The Sound of Orkney

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

A steach I would go

Into the castle

And I would bring

My sweetheart out

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

Alas, that this does not

Come to fetch me

A messenger and a letter

A horse and a saddle

Hé mandu hi ri oro hó ró hù ó

OTHER RUNRIG LYRICS

An T-Iasgair

The Fisherman

 

Sheas e shìos air an traigh

Aig cliathaich an t-saoghail

Is dh' fhàg e chuid teaghlaich

Is chuir e an dachaidh air chùl

Is thog e lìon mòr 'na dhòrn

Ri taobh nan uisgeachan buana

Is thilg e mach fad iad

Tarsainn a' chuain

 

Bha na faileasan pailt

Air sraidean baile nan gall

Is iomadh olc a bha feitheamh

Ann fo sholais na h-oidhche

Ach aig briseadh-latha

Seòladh a mach anns an liath

Tha fir mhòra an eilean

A' leantainn am beatha

 

Is cuimhne leam an oidhche

Cha robh an t-slighe ach doirbh

Bha thu strì tro na cuantan

Bha thu cho airidh air

Is ged bha an stoirm cho garbh

Tonnan dobhaidh gun truas

Cha do dh' fhairich thu ann

Ach fois agus saorsa

 

--oOo--

 

There he stood on the shore

With the world in his eyes

Then he left his home

And his family behind

And he cast his nets out

On the wide open seas

Where the warm winds cover

The face of the deep

 

The shadows stretch out

Through the streets of the town

And the dark lonely night

Sets it's snares all around

But the boats sail at dawn

Under confident skies

Where the men of the island

Leave to follow their lives

 

I remember the night

When the going got rough

How you fought for that sea

You were so worthy of

Though the storm raged and tore

Like a merciless fire

All you ever felt

Was peace of mind

 

The Water Is Wide

 

The water is wide, I can't cross o'er

And neither I, the wings to fly

Build me a boat that can carry two

And we shall row, my love and I

 

There is a ship that sails the sea

She's loaded deep as deep can be

But not as deep as the love I miss

And I know not if I'll sink or swim.

 

Now love is gentle and love is kind

The sweetest flower, when first it blooms

But love grows old and waxes cold

And fades away like the morning dew.

 

I leaned my back against an oak

Thinking it was a trusty tree

But first it bent, and then it broke

And so my false love did onto me

 

Northwest Passage

Stan Rogers

 

Westward from the Davis Strait

'tis there 'twas said to lie

The sea route to the Orient

For which so many died;

Seeking gold and glory

Leaving weathered, broken bones

And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones.

 

Ah, for just one time

I would take the Northwest Passage

To find the hand of Franklin

Reaching for the Beaufort Sea;

Tracing one warm line

Through a land so wild and savage

And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.

 

Three centuries thereafter

I take passage overland

In the footsteps of brave Kelso

Where his "sea of flowers" began

Watching cities rise before me

Then behind me sink again

This tardiest explorer

Driving hard across the plain.

 

(Chorus)

 

And through the night, behind the wheel

The mileage clicking west

I think upon Mackenzie, David,

Thompson and the rest

Who cracked the mountain ramparts

And did show a path for me

To race the roaring Fraser to the sea.

 

How then am I so different

From the first men through this way?

Like them, I left a settled life

I threw it all away.

To seek a Northwest Passage

At the call of many men

To find there but the road back home again

 

How Many Moons (Trilogy)

 

We stood and raised the barely

The sun was up and young

Our compass set on nature

Ranging innocence and love

 

Well maybe all these things that disappear

Come back again in time

And who's to say that you and I

Won't walk this road again

And walk along the valley

To where the thrill was found

We leave the fields of clover

And the summer all around

 

How many moons have gone

Since first I loved you

Now I can't let go

For Spring leaves us

The green and Breston corn

 

Sometimes you come in like a whisper

And blesst as the wind

Blowing in one direction

And the beauty never ends

Then you come in like a hammer

And every bond we forged breaks loose

Formed by the hammer

And by the hammer we were proved

 

Chorus

 

A vision I want to see

A vision far from the moon

 

Chorus x 2

 

This is the only road I know

This is the only golden river home

Don't let go

The road was long

Our steps were new

The storms of innocence

Strong and fresh they blew

Directions turned

Love changing hands

We stood like gods before

Our maps and plans

But all things must change

So don't look back, just walk away

 

That morning dawn

With no regrets

We stood in line we laughed

In silhouette

On the learning ground

The place we loved the best

That was our final time

Out in the west

But all things must change

So don't look back, just walk away

 

Now the cars come like rivers

Night comes like madness

Songs come like trains

Headlights flash in the darkness

Memories twist in the rain

And we feel these shivering moments like silk

And turning away

To the place where our footsteps

Are set down in clay

 

The river's dark

In constant flow

Swollen by winter streams

And the melting snow

I see your face

Across the miles

To where some kindness showed

Our fate entwined

But all things must change

So don't look back, just walk away

 

Lyrics courtesy of Zoe Worwood

 

Ribhinn O

O Girl

 

Tha bùrn fallain anns an tobar

'S gabhaidh sinn ar h-uile slàinte ann

Tha bùrn fallain anns an tobar

'S gabhaidh sinn ar h-uile slàinte ann

Tiugainn leam a rìbhinn òg

Tiugainn leam a nighean, tiugainn leam

 

Tiugainn gu na beanntan àrd

Abair sealladh, dathan earraich ann

Tiugainn gu na beanntan àrd

Abair sealladh, dathan earraich ann

Tiugainn leam a rìbhinn òg

Tiugainn leam a nighean, tiugainn leam

 

Thèid sinn 'null air an aiseig

Tarsainn air a chuan thèid sinn ann

Thèid sinn 'null air an aiseig

Tarsainn air a chuan thèid sinn ann

Tiugainn leam a rìbhinn òg

Tiugainn leam a nighean, tiugainn leam

 

A rìbhinn o, a rìbhinn o, a rìbhinn o, a ho ro

A rìbhinn o, a rìbhinn o, a rìbhinn o, a ho ro

A rìbhinn o, a ho o hi o, ho ro

A rìbhinn o, a rìbhinn o, a rìbhinn o, a ho ro

 

--oOo--

 

There's refreshing water in the well

And we will take our fill there

There's refreshing water in the well

And we will take our fill there

Come with me my young love

Come with me girl, come with me

 

Come with me to the high hills

What a sight, the colours of autumn

Come with me to the high hills

What a sight, the colours of autumn

Come with me my young love

Come with me girl, come with me

 

We will cross over on the ferry

Across the seas we will go

We will cross over on the ferry

Across the seas we will go

Come with me my young love

Come with me girl, come with me

 

Girl o, girl o , girl o, a ho ro

Girl o, girl o , girl o, a ho ro

Girl o, a ho o hi, ho ro

Girl o, girl o , girl o, a ho ro

 

Lyrics courtesy of Zoe Worwood

 

Chi Mi’n Tir

I See the Land

 

Chi mi'n tir 'san robh mi'nam bhalach

'M barr a'chruinn 's Leac a' Li nam shealladh

Chi mi'n tir 'san robh mi'nam bhalach

 

À tìr nan Suaineach a rinn sinn gluasad

'S i leinn an uair tighinn tuath air Scalpaigh

Chì mi 'n tìr 'san robh mi 'nam bhalach

 

Nam faighinn òrdugh gur mi bhiodh deònach

A gheòla "loradh" 's a seòladh dhachaidh

Chì mi 'n tìr 'san robh mi 'nam bhalach

 

Chì mi 'n t-iasgair a' cur nan lìon ann

Is gum b' e mo mhiann bhith 'sa chiar 'gan tarruing

Chì mi 'n tìr 'san robh mi 'nam bhalach

 

Chì mi Manais is Ceann an t-Saile

Caolas Bhearnaraidh is traighean Phabaidh

Chì mi 'n tìr 'san robh mi 'nam bhalach

 

An sin thuirt Eoghainn 'se tighinn 'nam chomhdhail

Nach seall thu'n Godaigh aig Sron na Hearradh

Chi mi'n tir 'san robh mi'nam bhalach

 

Nuair thig an Dubhlachd gun fag min "Suna"

Is e mo dhuil dhol le sunnd dom dhachaidh

Chi mi'n tir 'san robh mi'nam bhalach

 

Chi mi'n tir 'san robh mi'nam bhalach

'M barr a'chruinn 's Leac a' Li nam shealladh

Chi mi'n tir 'san robh mi'nam bhalach

 

1st verse repeated.

 

--oOo--

 

I see the land where I was a boy

Over the mast, Lackalee is in sight.

I see the land where I was a boy.

 

We came from Sweden

And made good time reaching north of Scalpay,

I see the land where I was a boy.

 

If I were ordered, I would willingly

Lower the boat and sail home

I see the land where I was a boy.

 

I see the fisherman at the net

And I'd love to be there in the gloaming, fishing.

I see the land where I was a boy.

 

I see Manais and Kintail

Kyle of Berneray and the shores of Pabbay

I see the land where I was a boy.

 

Then said Hugh as he came to meet me

"Won't you look at the 'Goddy' at the ToeHead

I see the land where I was a boy.

 

When December comes I'll leave "The Suna”

And I hope, with joy, to go home

I see the land where I was a boy

 

Saints of the Soil

 

Walking out on the revelation trail

Going nowhere slowly

In the face of a terminal wind

I look over my shoulder to glory

For all that around me is lost and changed

The moon and the stars and the feelings remain

As long as I draw emotion in breath

I will never forget, I'll never forget

 

The light of the world keeps shining

Bright in the primal glow

Bridging the living dust to dust

Such a long long way to go

 

Going down to the memory well

No romance, no warning

Breaking the land with the saints of your soil

In the light of all constant dawning

I'm held in the grasp of the blessed and the old

The hand that civilisation's forgotten to hold

Rushing onwards racing in chains

I'm chasing the days, chasing the days

 

(Chorus)

 

Saints of the soil, saints of the soil, saints of the soil

 

I see you laughing round the fires of harvest

Flame grabbing and your arms entwined

Dying tribe take a righteous glance

To the sharing days and the common wine

There's a shrine on an Assynt hillside

It's made of earth and salt and rain

Now you walk out in the morning

With your sacrifice of change

 

Saints of the soil

Saints of the soil

Saints of the soil

Saints of the soil

Saints of the soil

Saints of the soil

 

April Comes She Will

Paul Simon

 

April, comes she will,

When streams are ripe and swelled with rain.

May, she will stay,

Resting in my arms again.

 

June, she'll change her tune.

In restless walks she'll prowl the night.

July, she will fly,

And give no warning to her flight.

 

August, die she must.

The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.

September, I'll remember.

A love once new has now grown old.

 

And We'll Sing

 

I am going away, in the hour of my days,

And the warm knowing place still holds you

I will see you again, in the soft summer rain

Where the hills turn again, to the ocean

 

Take my heart take my hand, on this ground where we stand

We're the last of a land in a gloaming

We are old, we are young

We are one we are strong

And we'll walk ever on, to a glory

 

And we'll sing, And we'll sing

Of the ties that bind forever

We will sing

And we'll sing, And we'll sing

All the songs that last forever

 

Had we but understood, had we but loved as we should

Plucked the brands of the good, from the burning

So lay me down in your fields

On the pastures of green

Where the clear running streams are flowing

 

And we'll sing, And we'll sing

Of the ties that bind forever

We will sing

And we'll sing, And we'll sing

All the songs that last forever

 

Anytown

 

There's thunder clouds round the hometown bay

I go walking in the rain

Through other worlds in better days

Some things are better left that way

We were your soldiers on autumn nights

My last shot fired, my first mistake

I'm looking for the ones that made this place

But they're not there

 

If you ever go round anytown

Any time, any where

Looking for the ones young and gone

Look for me I'll be there

 

I crossed the ocean, the son of slaves

A golden race in soul decline

I arrived on the King's Port streets

They were the making times

Now the ghosts are moving through the Green

Angels are walking in the Square

The rush of names coming through the layers

And all the spaces in between

 

If you ever go round anytown

Any time, any where

Looking for the ones young and gone

Look for me I'll be there

 

If you ever go round your hometown

Where only wood and stone remain

Looking for the ones withe the balls and guns

Look for me I'll be there

 

Do, do you remember me

Do, do you remember me

 

Their empty places they fill the bars

Faces passes on the pier

I'm moving up to the Gathering Hall

Time is getting near

Small boats standing in the waves

Line on line below the moon

Morning is waiting out by the caves

We're going to be there soon

 

If you ever go round anytown

Any time, any where

Looking for the ones young and gone

Look for me I'll be there

 

On Pembroke Road look out for my ghost

Dishevelled, with shoes untied

Playing at the railings with the little children

Who's children have long since died

 

If you ever go round your hometown

Where only wood and stone remain

Looking for the ones withe the balls and guns

Look for me I'll be there

 

The Numbers Game

 

He come lately

Walking out with arrows and with thoughts

Leaving armies of the innocent

To sit and count the cost

But it's not easy

So open up your eyes and scan the years

Before the ice cap melts away

The hardest heart to tears

 

You are the reason

That beating hearts ring out the sound of dreams

A fleeting glimpse of happiness

Is breaking at the seams

Don't stop believing

This is more than just a flicker in the dark

Men of cross and crescents re-creating

Mutants from the past

 

We will rise and we will fall

We will laugh, we will stand tall

Turning people into numbers

And numbers into more

We will not be here tomorrow

We will never miss that flight

Chasing shadows into colours

And colours into the light

 

Hear the sound - hear the sound

Playing 'till the sun goes down

To the ground - to the ground

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