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Lord Of The Island (Bruce Moss) video
#1830: YouTube video by outportoutlaw
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, Newfoundland, can you
withstand the tides of change,
That are pounding at your door?
And in this world where nothing
stays the same can you be sure,

That the Lord of the Island
will be a witness to your pride,
And the Lord of the Island
will give you strength to survive?

Well, count the years you stood
alone surrounded by the sea,
Your noble heart beat proud against your breast;
Your air was pure, your lakes were clear,
your people they were free.
Free to live the life that they knew best.

And the Lord of the Island
was a witness to their pride,
And the Lord of the Island
gave them strength to survive.

In years gone by you and I
have seen them come and go,
And all our hopes had vanished in the wind;
They said they'd do so much for you
but how were you to know,
So you opened up your doors and let them in.

But the Lord of the Island
has been a witness to their lie,
And the Lord of the Island
watches from above the curse may die.

Down along the Southern Shore
things aren't like they were before,
The mining companies came to rape the land;
They took all they could get, gave so very little,
And the widows of the town still mourn their men.

But the Lord of the Island
has been a witness to their lie,
And the Lord of the Island
watches from above the curse may die.

Oh, Newfoundland,
can you withstand the tides of change,
That are pounding at your door?
And in this world where nothing
stays the same can you be sure,
That the Lord of the Island
will be a witness to your pride.

And the Lord of the Island
will give you strength to survive?
Will He give you strength to survive?
Will He give you strength to survive?

####.... Bruce Moss of Portugal Cove, NL. © Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Bruce Moss (The Islander, trk#3, 1982, Quay Records [1976-1983] Stephenville, NL, produced by Moss/Bishop/Caines, recorded at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL).

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