This Is Your Land

Album: Street Fighting Years (1989)
Charted: 13
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  • This is your land
    It's the way it was planned
    Sky to the sea, something to see
    Old ancient town, to the old people ground
    I wanna know, something to go
    This is your land, laid out in your hand
    This is your land
    Wherever I go, way down here I know
    This is your land

    Oh churches and steeples, big city people
    I wanna know something to hold
    Walk down the track, to the old railroad track
    I wanna leave something to see
    This is your land, laid out in your hand
    This is your land
    Wherever I go, way down here I know
    This is your land

    Money can't buy me
    Money can't buy me
    I've got time
    Time is on my side

    You don't know what you've got till the whole thing's gone
    The days are dark and the road is long

    And when you walk away, the hope is gone
    Tell me what is right, and what is wrong

    Is this the way it was planned
    This is your land, take it in your hand
    This is your land
    Wherever I go, way down here I know
    This is your land, take it in your hand
    This is your land
    Wherever I go, way down here I know
    This is your land
    Writer/s: CHARLES BURCHILL, JAMES KERR, MICHAEL JOSEPH MACNEIL
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesIt was the follow-up to the chart-topping "Belfast Child/Mandela Day" and was also followed into the UK Top 20 by "Kick It In". The album "Street Fighting Years" also included a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Biko", and the album is full of what critics of the time described as "UK protest music/political commentary"
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