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Nothing To Say (The Landsmen)

Now mother don't cry, you know it must be,
Though I've spent all my money to earn my degree;
My path it is clear, my life is not here,
It's time that I said goodbye.

Dad shakes my hand with a tear in his eye,
He chokes on his words as he says goodbye;
He wishes me luck as I leave in my truck,
It's time I was Alberta bound.

There's nothing to say, there's nothing to say,
I can't earn a living so I cannot stay;
There's nothing to say, there's nothing to say,
I'm young and I'm strong, I must move away.

For seven long years I've worked in the fields,
Earning my wages making ends meet;
I get home every May and for Christmas Day,
But somehow that just ain't enough.

Six days a week, ten hours a day,
Surely God knows a much better way;
Though friends I have made, I wish I could stay,
In the place that means home to me.

There's nothing to say, there's nothing to say,
I can visit my home but I cannot stay;
There's nothing to say, there's nothing to say,
I wish that I knew a much better way.

I think to when I was a child,
With family and friends all around me;
Now that those days are long gone,
Something inside me feels empty.

Now that I have a child of my own,
I think of the place that he will call home;
A concrete ground with noise all around,
No water or trees to be seen.

And when the time comes, when he is a man,
Will he think that his home is this foreign land?
Or will he dream of water so clean,
And return to his native land?

There's nothing to say, there's nothing to say,
I pray that my son can return home one day;
There's nothing to say, there's nothing to say,
I pray that my son can return home one day.
I pray that my son can return home one day.

####.... Blaine Priddle of The Landsmen (Woods And Water, 2006) ....####

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