If you never leave the highlands
like you're drowning under rain
and your sadness tastes like whiskey
and my body breathes the same

and ill drain my wisdom empty
just to feel that space again

but you know nothing is outside
and my secret is my silence
my secret is my silence
and my silence is in vain

im sick of living in these buildings
that were built from blood and rain
and from the warm side of the window
the views always look the same

but your face it held the stories
full of dreams it can contain

but you know nothing is outside
and my secret is my silence
my secret is my silence
and my silence is in vain

but you know nothing is outside
and my secret is my silence
my secret is my silence
and my silence is in vain

and you held on to a country
from the cail yard to the grave
and you spoke in quickly written verses
hidden in your gaelic name
to approach land without a harbour
to find your way home
you approach land without a harbour
to find your way home


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    General CommentWhy hasn't anybody commented on this yet?

    What a song. What a song writer.
    Mathleticon February 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat is the last line? By nicotine something? It's been bugging me since forever.
    RacingRaton March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the line is 'By nicotine flame', but I could be wrong
    gangofoneon March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line at the start of the chorus is "but you know nothing is as silent" not "but you know nothing is outside", which makes no sense because some things are outside, just look out the window and anything you see is probably outside. Also, it's not cail yard, it's Kailyard (the kailyard school of Scottish Fiction ) here's alink to it's Wiki page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    gangofoneon October 28, 2009   Link

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