"Broken Land" as written by and Pat Gribben....
These rivers run too deep
With schemes of men for days that lay ahead
They sell their souls so cheap
They breed mistrust and fill my heart with dread

When did the boy become a man
And lose his life to learn
So much confusion to this plan
These times are not changing

Show me the love to keep us together
Open up your hearts don't turn me away
Comfort me through this stormy weather
From where I stand,
I see a broken land

This boy has learned to fail
In times like these to cry seems so absurd
His own life's crisis pales
In the shadow of this truly dying world

These are the games we played at school
Our hands raised in despair
With no exception to the rule
These times are not changing

Show me the love to keep us together
Open up your hearts don't turn me away
Comfort me through this stormy weather
From where I stand,
I see a broken land

Where is the love to keep us together
Open up your hearts don't turn me away
Comfort me through this stormy weather
From where I stand,
I see a broken land


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"Broken Land" as written by Patrick Gerard Gribben

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    General CommentOne of my favorites from The Adventures (beside Two rivers), whenever I feel nostalgic I play this song... Powerful enough to bring me back to it's own time and genre... simply beautiful...
    unexplained28on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all time favorite songs. I'd love to know what inspired it. Beyond the imagery of the broken land and the storm, I've never really understood what it's about.
    neiledwardon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUpdating my last comment - I have since found out that this song was inspired by the Troubles in Ireland in the '70s and '80s... a fact which does not at all diminish the beauty of the song.
    neiledwardon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey talk about Ireland their broken land learn to listen carefully
    isacon May 03, 2012   Link

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