the storm lyrics – big country

i came from the hills with a tear in my eye
the winter closed in and the crows filled the sky
the houses were burning the flames gold and red
the people were running with eyes full of dread

ah, my james, they didn’t have to do this

we chased them for miles i had tears in my eyes
through forest and moors as the clouds filled the skies
the storm broke upon us with fury and flame
both hunters and hunted washed out in the rain

ah, my james, they didn’t have to do this

i know, i can never return
to the time of hope when i was born
let the strength of peace run through my hand

when we walk away from the stormy sh*r*
then i will be afraid no more
and now i’m sure of where i stand
let the strength of peace run through this land

and n*body smiled as we took back our own
while rain beat upon us the thunder did moan
and n*body smiled when we knew what was lost
we knew well enough only time proves the cost

ah, my james, they didn’t have to do this
ah, my james, they didn’t have to do this

i know, i can never return
to the time of hope when i was born
let the strength of peace run through my hand

when we walk away from the stormy sh*r*
then i will be afraid no more
and now i’m sure of where i stand
let the strength of peace run through this land

/ big country lyrics