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Songwriter(s): Dougie McLean

Lyrics

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

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

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 the carve it into stone
Ah but words cannot extinguish it
However hard they're thrown

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 Racherie they have worked with their island dreams
By Lough Cleggan they have nourished in the mountain streams
And in searching for acceptance
They have given it away
Only the children of our children
Know the price they had to pay

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

Available on

Mary Black Live Main Releases 2003  
Mary Black Live DVD/Video 2003  
The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest Main Releases 2001
Wildest Dreams Singles/Promos 2001  
Speaking with the Angel Main Releases 1999
Don't Say Okay Singles/Promos 1999  
The Best of Folk Music - Contemporary Folk Compilations 1995 Dougie Maclean