The Night I Heard Caruso Sing

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  • The highlands and the lowlands
    Are the roots my father knows
    The holidays at Oban
    And the towns around Montrose
    But even as he sleeps
    They're loading bombs into the hills
    And the waters in the lochs
    Can run deep but never still

    I've thought of having children
    But I've gone and changed my mind
    It's hard enough to watch the news
    Let alone explain it to a child
    To cast your eye 'cross nature
    Over fields of rape and corn
    And tell him without flinching
    Not to fear where he's been born

    Then someone sat me down last night
    And I heard Caruso sing
    He's almost as good as Presley
    And if I only do one thing
    I'll sing songs to my father
    I'll sing songs to my child
    It's time to hold your loved ones
    While the chains are loosed and the world
    Runs wild

    And even as we speak
    They're loading bombs onto a white train
    How can we afford to ever sleep
    So sound again Writer/s: WATT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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