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Flower Of The West

Sunburst
The morning moar
The light of God
The heart of youth
I look around me
My eyes find their rest on this garden
The flower of the west

The silent skies
An innocent heart
Holding the moment away
From time in the dark
All I see. All I know
Is touching the sacred earth
Warming the hallowed ground

Walk on
Walk on
Walk on

Sunrise
The colour frontier
The ageing light
The sight that knows no fear
I look over Orinsay to the Trumisgarry shore
To Aloter
And the road to Ahmore

The silent skies
An innocent heart
Holding the moment away
From time in the dark
All I see. All I know
Is touching the sacred earth
Warming the hallowed ground

I survive the childhood universe
And I step the naked heath
Where the breathing of the vanished
Lies in acres round my feet
Past Loch Scadavagh Loch Fada
And the flatlands to the east
Where the dark blue mass of Eval
Meets the rising Rock of Lee
Between the Crogary and Maairi
I started to descend
Loch Aongais on my left hand side
I look across to Clett
Collies barking on the outrun
Dunlin dancing on the sand
Breakers show round Corran Vallique
And empty the Atlantic on the strand

The silent skies
An innocent heart
Holding the moment away
From time in the dark
All I see. All I know
Is touching the sacred earth
Warming the hallowed ground

Flower of the west

 

News From Heaven

By the mountainside, by the ocean blue
Where the struggle broke my heart in two
River of millions flow downstream
A golden highway to the sea of dreams

But now you're here
I feel no fear
I can't believe
The news from heaven
You close your eyes
On a world inside
A spark of life
On a wire from heaven

Morning comes, turn on the light
Deceive the day, delay the night
Ideologies come, ideologies go
A waste of words, and endless flow

But now you're here
I feel no fear
I can't believe
The news from heaven
You close your eyes
On a world inside
A spark of life
On a wire from heaven
Wire from heaven

In the state of a miracle
State of a miracle
I watch this miracle unfold
In the state of a miracle
State of a miracle
Far north of a soul

Great people come, take the stage
Famous moments vanish without trace
Trees grow tall, fields grow wheat
Woman grows older, man grows weak

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

 

Eirinn

What makes me walk through Ireland's shrines
And Ireland's holy shores
To see a country crucified
Your beauty crowned in thorns
A as I watch the wondrous cross
That's been hewn down and severed in two
There's something here
That draws me near
To wear the green for you

To see you there blood brother Gael
The face, the tongue my own
Many places in my own country
Could not make me feel more at home
Laughter and music through the night
Your freedom in the dark
Tonight I swear I'd gladly wear
The green next to my heart

From the long and rolling Antrim hills
Through the wilds of Donegal
The songs of history are sung
Every stone on every wall
But here in our land how can we stand
And wash our hands of shame
When the sins of generations fall
Across the green like rain

Here one world window opens wide
And demons they show face
Some of your men have taken seeds of truth
And planted fields of hate
This way has never won a war
And I fear that when the harvest comes
You'll see your freedom fall on stoney ground
And the green overgrown

 

 

Only The Brave

Twelve o'clock at night
Streets of many corners
The lunar river winds
Down the closes and the lanes
The night skips the sleeping years
And re-awakes the memory
Takes me along the way
To the places of the heart

The days of summer came
Days of many heartache
Not to love is not to live
Not to live is not to feel no pain
So unlock this heart of stone
Teach me the ways of mystery
In the places were they say
Only the brave can walk alone

You took me through this town
And you took me to the moment
That makes angels lose their wings
And makes poets lose their wonder
But I have found in you
A love line pure and lasting
May your heart hold true
And your nights run long

 

 The Mighty Atlantic / Mara

The roll of the wind
As we sail across the water
The roll of the sea
As we're taken through the night
The dimming lamp of day
Leaves the crimson foam and spray
Across the face of the mighty Atlantic

In this cradle we found love
In our lifetimes we were broken
By the spirit we were turned
Here we touched the hope divine
And in the rapture and the charm
Came the tranquil and the calm
On the rage of the mighty Atlantic

Deepest grave, supreme deceiver
Brave new worlds and cursed emotion
Let your people go, bring me a saviour
White doves rise above the ocean

The brightness of the lights
As they stretch across the water
The excitement of the night
As we're carried through the seas
There's a welcome lies in store
The strongest arms I've ever known
In the homes of the mighty Atlantic

For the roll it is gentle
As the waves, they guide you over
Full new moon across the stern flag
Our different worlds in constant motion

The roll of the wind
As we sail across the waters
The roll of the sea
As we're taken through the night
I'm coming home it's late
And you know I just can't wait
For the shores of the mighty Atlantic

For the shores of the mighty Atlantic
For the shores of the mighty Atlantic

 

 

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

 

The Greatest Flame

Like shadows on the wall
You come and you go
Through the streets
And the rain that falls down
On our sin
No more good-byes
Forever this way
Whenever the greatest flame in the world
Starts burning

This is our life, and our time
And nothing, is ever going to break us
Now we're on our own

Always in your eyes
A waking of souls
We gaze out on the road
That brought us up
To this place
The signposts never change
We'll go where they lead
Whenever the day to break us comes
We'll not give in

This is our life, and our time
And nothing, is ever going to break us
Now we're on our own
This is our place, in our lives
And no one can ever change this moment
Or pull this mountain to the ground

Live the day when the flame is strong
Live the day when the flame is strong
Come the day when love is gone
Take it over, Take it over

Live the day when the flame is strong
Live the day when the flame is strong
Come the day when love is gone
Take it over

This is our life, and our time
And nothing, is ever going to break us
Now we're on our own
This is our place, in our lives
And no one can ever change this moment
Or pull this mountain to the ground

 

Amazing Things

White clouds cover the whole of the earth
Concorde flies through the skies to the states
Lifetimes in memory, flesh being born
But this is the age of invisible dawn
And the man from the government says show me a sign
The mood of the moment says have a good time
Through stench and starvation, night never falls
There's flies on the skeletons, shapes on the wall

As I draw my latest breath
Amazing things are done on earth

And the masters of flattery colour the trees
They walk on the oceans, put the town under siege
The king of humanity sleeps in despair
Walking out in the morning with hands in the air
There's zealots in anger, divine extremes
Emotional half-lives, disposable dreams
Rumours of cease-fire inherit the streets
This is the war of the pure and the meek

As I draw my latest breath
Amazing things are done on earth

These days are overgrown in truth
Under the sun that's nothing new

But flowers still open, flowers still close
Rearranged molecules, miracle cures
And I can still love you, call you my own
Till the blooms turn to doubt,
Till the angels come home

As I draw my latest breath
Amazing things are done on earth

 

 

Move A Mountain

There's a place
Where the rocks of Caithness
Lie beside the ocean
On summer days, a waiting grave
In the layers
With the pains of generations gone before us
Uranium, your age has come
There's salt and spray
On the beaches of the island that I came from
Caesium, the change will come
Across the waves
From Sellafield you came in unseen wonder
A life begun, a chain undone
And from the hollow mouths of grey
It's the future and it's safe
So let the children play

Move a mountain
Fill the ground
Take death on wheels
Re-create the land

One glance away
Civilisation on the streets of California
The burning nights, before my eyes
Savage times
In the courtrooms and the subways of frustration
Crucify, crucify
'cause man rules the waves
The rock, the road, the lanes
And all the cities of the plains

Move a mountain
Fill the ground
Take death on wheels
Re-create the land

Move a mountain
Fill the ground
Take death on wheels
Re-create the land

And we'll all be long blown rushes
When all the world's a flame

Move a mountain

Move a mountain
Fill the ground
Take death on wheels
Re-create the land

Move a mountain
Fill the ground
Take death on wheels
Re-create the land

 

 Lighthouse

This world's not my home
I'm a stranger to the storm
Save me, save me
Where the race is quickest
The tide runs strong
Save me, save me
A big sky above my
West winds blow
Sailing long distance
Breaking the foam

There's a lighthouse
Shining in the dark
A lighthouse
Standing in the dark
All the world's a ship
Shipwrecked on the seas
Breaking up in pieces
We're clinging to the reef
There's a lighthouse

There's a sky full of trouble
Lifetimes and fear
Save me, save me
Talking the soundings
Now the tempest is here
Save me, save me
And daylight is breaking
On out-streched hands
Lost on the ocean
Reaching for land

There's a lighthouse
Shining in the dark
A lighthouse
Standing in the dark
All the world's a ship
Shipwrecked on the seas
Breaking up in pieces
We're clinging to the reef
There's a lighthouse

There's a lighthouse
Shining in the dark
A lighthouse
Standing in the dark
All the world's a ship
Shipwrecked on the seas
Breaking up in pieces
We're clinging to the reef
There's a lighthouse

A lighthouse
A lighthouse

Holdin' on (repeat three times)

You got to keep
holdin' on
holdin' on

Oh
holdin' on
holdin' on

Oh, you got to keep
holdin' on (repeat three times)

You got to keep
holdin' on (repeat three times)

 

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)

 

Loch Lomond

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes
Where the sun shines on Loch Lomond

Where me and my true love spent many days o
On the banks of Loch Lomond

To sad we parted in yon shady glen
On the steep sides of Ben Lomond

Where the broken heart it knows no second spring
Resigned we must be when we’re parting

You'll take the high road and
I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland afore ye

Where me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond

Ho, ho mo leannan
Ho, ho mo leannan bhoidheach

You'll take the high road and
I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland afore ye
Where me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond

You'll take the high road and
I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland afore ye
Where me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond