Garden valley

Dit nummer is geschreven door de schotse Dougie MacLean in een grote stad in de VS tijdens een Amerikaanse city tour. Tijdens die tour was hij veel bezig met het reflecteren op het 'ver van huis zijn' en op al die mensen die in het verleden 'verbannen' zijn naar verre landen. Wat ons betreft springt de uitvoering van Cara Dillon uit boven alle andere interpretaties van dit nummer.

Songtekst:

This is really not my home, oh where are you my lovely Johny?
I'm afraid and all alone, there is no peace for me
I'm sitting in the stranger's room, playing at the stranger's table
Shining empty like the moon, there is no peace for me
 
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But in the darkness struggle cold, I think about a garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold, singing out across the bay
Distant and so far away, there is no peace for me
 
I'm blinded by your city lights, I wander through these fearful places
The colours fade to black and white, there is no peace for me
And these are not the friends I know, these are not their smiling faces
A desert that no-one should know, there is no peace for me

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Now I know and feel it well, poor immigrants' deep sunken feeling
Standing at the gates of Hell, there is no peace for me
Burned out by their master's greed, cruel exile transportation
Robbed of every love and need, there is no peace for me

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