Garden Valley

This is really not my home
Where are you my lovely Jenny?
I’m afraid and I’m alone
There is no peace for me
I’m sitting in the stranger’s room
Playing at the stranger’s table
Shining empty like the moon
There is no peace for me

But in the darkness struggle cold
I think about a garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold
Singing out across the Tay
Distant and so far away
There is no peace for me

I’m blinded by your city lights
I wander through these fearful places
The colours fade to black and white
There is no peace for me
And these are not the friends I know
These are not their smiling faces
A desert that no-one should know
There is no peace for me

But in the darkness struggle cold
I think about a garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold
Singing out across the Tay
Distant and so far away
There is no peace for me

Now I know I feel it well
Poor immigrants deep sunken feeling
Standing at the gates of Hell
There is no peace for me
Burned out by their master’s greed
Cruel exile, transportation
Robbed of every love and need
There is no peace for me

But in the darkness struggle cold
I think about a garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold
Singing out across the Tay
Distant and so far away
There is no peace for me

Performed here by De Dannan                                                                      

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

 

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About Alan

Settling into my 7th decade and still determined not to grow up too soon.
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2 Responses to Garden Valley

  1. Pilgrim33 says:

    Not something to “like”.
    Too,too sad.

    Like

  2. Alan says:

    The power that words have.

    Liked by 1 person

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