To Be Free

Album: Runaway (2018)
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  • Fine land, New Jersey
    Found land stretching
    Far as the eye can see
    Not much down there, but
    Sun scorched pastures in
    Nineteen-fifty-three
    The war is over
    And they came searching
    For a place to be
    They left the Rhineland they
    Lost their homeland, and
    All their family

    Like feathers on the ocean breeze
    They went spinning and tumbling 'cross the sea
    Never know where they'd come down
    Or who they'd be

    Like heather on the hillside
    They were bruised and they were battered by the breeze
    Searching for a place
    To be free

    Sun burn summers and
    Frost by winter
    The kids were plainly dressed
    Left the farmhouse when
    He was old enough, and
    Headed out west
    From California
    To southern Africa
    And all the way to France
    And on to England, to
    Meet my mother in
    Nineteen-eighty-one

    Like feathers on the ocean breeze
    He went spinning and tumbling 'cross the sea
    Never know where he'd come down
    Or who he'd be

    Like heather on the hillside
    He were bruised and they were battered by the breeze
    Searching for a place
    To be free

    Oh, and like a seed
    That is flying in the wind
    In search of water, soil, and sun
    And the birds and the bees
    To have it all along

    Now, here I am
    Thirty-three years done
    Two-thousand-seventeen
    I've seen the Rhineland, I've
    Been to Vineland, I'm
    A feather on the breeze Writer/s: Michael David Rosenberg
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • June from Sunderland EnglandMike I, adore your new album, birds that flew and ships that sailed especially. I won't be there what's the story behind it?
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