Ballydowse Sails Lyrics

The Land, the Bread, and the People Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Tale of the Ballydowse
  • 2 Sails
  • 3 Bud Morris
  • 4 Lucrece
  • 5 The Banshee Song
  • 6 Walkin' On
  • 7 Song for Elie
  • 8 Innocent Born
  • 9 Bleak
  • 10 The Didge Song
  • 11 Nothing
  • 12 The Land, the Bread, and the People
  • 13 Redhands
  • our kiss you can forget
    a newborn sense of smell and taste
    for things you've never met
    our nose no longer knows the heel of
    give it more and give it faster
    our pleasures still retain their feel for honor is their master
    three winds fill the sails of my sisters and my brothers
    grace from beyond, scorn from behind,
    and love for each other

    God of all gods father of each holy one
    God of all gods father of each lowly one
    God of all gods like a mother to the orphaned ones
    God of all gods wholly other to the broken half of me

    dim memory brings the shade of lesser days around me
    back before the waking, the time of my founding
    dark was the heart with but its own desires
    when a god will not be tamed, man will serve a liar
    from the shores i saw the sails of my
    sisters and my brothers
    left hehind the old life, born into another

    eighteen years upon these waves storm, salt, and pounding
    i wouldn't trade a minute of the seeing or the doubting
    alive i am in the teeth of faith, few answers i have found
    but the call that brings me back to life, to it i am bound
    three winds fill the sails of my sisters and my brothers
    grace from beyond, scorn from behind,
    and love for each other



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