Torchlight

Torchlight on their shadows
Daylight to the black
I’ve been holding onto something but I’m giving it back

If I could reach out to you dear
If I could reach back over time
Well I would hold you and tell you that one day we’ll be alright

But some times people let you down
And sometimes evil is a quiet town
Where nobody wants to hear your truth
And nobody’s wants to believe you
But I do, I do and someone out there will too

Torchlight in a locked room
Unwind and untangle this mess
If I could go back I’d hide you somewhere they would never guess
Cos you’re a blank page right now
But they’ll cover you in ink and black your heart out
If anybody tells you not to tell, don’t listen

‘Cos sometimes people let you down
And sometimes the wrong kings are crowned
And nobody wants to see the truth
And nobody wants to believe you
But I do, I do and someone out there does too
Torchlight on you

Unwind and untangle this mess
Unwind and untangle this mess
Unwind and untangle this mess

And hold on tight we’re gonna drag the dark into the torchlight

Oh Canada

He was carried from the water by a solider
And the picture screams a thousand different words
He was running from the terror with his father
Who once believed that nothing could be worse

So he’d handed a man two thousand precious dollars
The way you’d rest a bird in a lion’s open jaw
And he told his boys that Canada was waiting
There was hope upon her golden shores

But at night he said a quiet prayer to the wind

Oh Canada, if you can hear me now
Won’t you open up your arms towards the sea?
Oh Canada, if you can help me out
All I ever wanted was a safe place for my family

Well the days were long but the nights were even longer
And the babies never left their mothers’ side
But the boat was small and the waves were getting stronger
And they began to fear they’d not survive

So the father said “We gotta hold each other tighter
I’m not losing everyone I love tonight
And we’ve come so far I know that out there somewhere
There’s a place where we’ll not fear for our lives”

But as he held onto the side of the boat he looked up at the sky

Oh Canada, if you can hear me now
Won’t you open up your arms towards the sea
Oh Canada, if you can help me out
The sea is turning and I think we’re going down

Anyone if you can hear me now,
Won’t you open up your heart towards the sea
Anyone, please help us out
All we ever wanted was a safe place for our family

There’s a million ways to justify your fear
There’s a million ways to measure out your words
But the body of Alan being laid upon the sand
Tell me how do you live with that?

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Missy Higgins productions.

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