Ribbon Road lyrics

Heartbreak

Having lived and worked all my life in rural Northumberland I have seen the long-term effects of short-sighted government decisions concerning our waters, our landscape and our working community life, and personally experienced the heartbreak it all brings about.

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Heartbreak

It's quiet on the water
It's quiet on the sea
It's silent where the hills rise
Where the birds used to be
And the wind idles and the sun burns
Wasting the rain
And the people on the skyline
Have nothing left to say

It's empty where the rocks shine
After the rain
It's empty where the fields glow
Cos nobody wants the pain
And the landslides on the roadside
It can't hold up anymore
And the people are all leaving
Cos they can't win this war

It's lonely on the dance-floor
It's lonely in the street
You wonder what it's all for
Where people used to meet
And the walls shake around the windows
Shattered on the ground
It's a heartbreak, no people
To make the world go round

It's quiet on the water
It's quiet in the hills
Quiet where the burns run
With nothing left to kill
And the words burn cos the tides turn
And no-one hears the roar
As the waves break
And hearts break
And wait for love no more

It's quiet on the water
It's quiet in the hills
Quiet where the burns run
With nothing left to kill

© Words & Music - Brenda Heslop (Ribbon Road Music)

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