battle lines lyrics – john wetton

and now i stand, forsaking pride
the time has come to turn the tide
i’ve drawn the line, i’ve built my wall
and i won’t let one more dream fall

all days of innocence, i surrendered long ago

where’s the wind that takes me higher
the hand that offers peace
the heart that still gives shelter’

i wanna go back to find
the innocent days that i left behind
i still believe they’re holding ground
behind the battle lines
if it takes a million miles over land and sea
gonna swim in the rivers of purity
i know they still run free
behind the battle lines

one more mountain i must climb
i’ve scaled so many in my time
and if the sun goes down on me
the light of truth will help me see

all days of innocence, i surrendered long ago

where’s the voice that speaks of mercy
the eyes that are not blind
the love that’s never ending’

i wanna go back to find
the innocent days that i left behind
i still believe they’re holding ground
behind the battle lines
if it takes a million miles over land and sea
gonna swim in the rivers of purity
i know they still run free

a vision of eternity
oh, lord! never take the dream from me
here i am, standing at the edge of destiny’

i wanna go back to find
the innocent days that i left behind
i still believe they’re holding ground
behind the battle lines
if it takes a million miles over land and sea
gonna swim in the rivers of purity
i know they still run free…
behind the battle lines

/ john wetton lyrics