Then We Cried

Music by Dougie MacLean and Jamie MacLean. Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

Across the ocean the wind blows silent what a tale of sorrow it brings
And listen how the force that's so vane and violent rings
Stand the shore, watch the broad horizon, never knowing what it might hide
Washing up a great storm of tears on every tide

And then we cried
And then we cried

He dives down to never surface, what happened to the sun's shining light
Forever to be lost in the longest darkest night
She soars round in endless circle holding to her final fatal flight
Then falling through the changes till time folds out of sight

And then we cried
And then we cried

How could it have come to be this from a vision so endless and true
How could it have come to be this will all things renew

Is it there only for our taking will solution bring more fear
A long forgotten rhythm thats lost but ever near
Stand the shore watch the broad horizon never knowing what it might hide
Washing up a great storm of tears on every tide

And then we cried
And then we cried
And then we cried
And then...

The Gift (Fly Away)

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

She plays a little tune it sings around the room
It dances through the air and sparkles everywhere
A simple melody a gentle harmony
A door will open wide and you will run outside

And you will fly away
For a moment freed from one more endless day

You hold out your hand to show you understand
Try and catch the light it's burning oh so bright
A blinking of an eye so many reasons why
It's a gift from those who care it'll take you anywhere

And you will fly away
For a moment freed from one more endless day

Time releases all the great and mighty fall
And fortune fills the skies with magical surprise
A simlpe melody a gentle harmony
It's a gift from those who care it'll take us anywhere

And we will fly
For a moment freed from one more endless day

And we will fly away
For a moment freed from one more endless day

Turning Away

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

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In darkness we do what we can
In daylight we're oblivion
Our hearts so raw and clear
Are turning away, turning away from here

On the water we have walked like the fearless child
What was fastened we've unlocked revealing wondrous wild
And in search of confirmation we have jumped into the fire
And scrambled with our burning feet through uncontrolled desire

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There's a well upon the hill from our ancient past
Where an age is standing still holding strong and fast
And there's those that try to tame it and to carve it into stone
Ah but words cannot extinguish it however hard they're thrown

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On Loch Etive they have worked with their Highland dreams
By Kilcrennan they have nourished in the mountain streams
And in searching for acceptance they had given it away
Only the children of their children know the price they have to pay

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Tumbling Down

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

Seaward they came
On the wings of the wind, on the edge of the flame
To these ancient shores
For the cancer they bring destroys as it roars

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And it's tumbling down
You had your chance but it's tumbling down

White as the snow
And leaving no stone unturned as they go
Your sacred past
They violate and comsume to the last

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Dark black harmony
Has nurtured the plains with a wild mystery
But times ruling sword
Is held tight in the hands of oppression's warlord

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Trail Of The Survivor

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

Oh they tell their tales to the wide young eyes
Of the fertile plains the cloudless skies
But honesty must take the strain
Where lies move fast like the roaring train

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And the shy ones bleed while the sure ones fail
On the trail of the survivor
And the trade winds blow through a burning sail
On the trail of the survivor

And they make their moves around the virgin light
Leave their filthy stains on the clear and bright
But hope can never be restrained
Where freedom's hand has been nailed and chained

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And sleep will come, it comes to us all
And some will fade and some will fall
But the distance gained is never gained at all
And Atholl's children we rise and fall

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