song of the dispossessed lyrics – dead can dance

the river is deep and the road is long
daylight comes and i want to go home

awoke this morning to find my people’s tongues were tied
(amen)
and in my dreams they were given books to poison their minds
(amen)

the river is deep and the mountain high
how long before the other side

we are their mortar, their building bricks and their clay
(amen)
their gold teeth mirror both our joys and our pain
(amen)

the river is deep and the ocean wide
who will show us how to read the signs

the earth is our mother she taught us to embrace the light
(amen)
now the lord is master she suffers an eternal night
(amen)
i say

you blocked up my ears
you plucked out my eyes
you cut out my tongue
you fed me with lies, oh lord

oh lord
oh lord
oh lord

/ dead can dance lyrics