blood from a stone

can you get no blood from a stone or from the soul?
can you live on the mountain and still not feel the cold?
grammas got a secret
bout a fine man in dublin town
his skin was as dark as his collar was light
my momma told me is it rumour is it true?
is it rumour is it true is it rumour is it true?

i got a cousin
who i don’t know
she looks right through me
as if i’m a ghost
i’m a dying breed
you know

this land is sacred ground
ancient as can be
if we listen close enough
we can hear Earths story
is it rumour is it true?
is it rumour is it true?

it’s the colour of the skin that fools the eye
what do you know that’s behind the lies?
it’s the colour of the skin that fools disguise
what do you know that’s behind the eyes?
go back to the roots of the truth
feel our hearts in the Earth

i am just like a stone i bleed tears for love of the mountain
and i know i’ve got a soul cause i feel the cold

© sylvi & see through publishing 1993 (socan)

from Coastal Chants CD (2008) Tape (1992)

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