restless is dawn as it wanders the farmhouse
a new day awaits, always work through the night
patiently planting his thoughts on the pages
under the marble of kerosene light

off to the west you can feel it comin'
a thick steel vain for a river of power
carelessly turning the earth into wasteland
as thousands of years disappear in an hour

hold your ground on the wrong side of the plough
they're closer now to a cold black broken line
hold your ground when they come to cut you down
they're closer now to the rock that breaks the tines

I can't see what you do from back in the boat room
faceless equations of profit and cost
they wave you away like a fly on the radar
keep coming back and you'll throw them off course

though it's always been this way
doesn't mean that it's your fate
but you know it takes the strength of heart and mind
and the faith some day the world will see your sign
nothing is lost if you give yourself wholly
nothing is gained if you keep it inside

hold your ground on the wrong side of the plough
they're closer now to a cold black broken line
hold your ground when they come to cut you down
they're closer now to the rock that breaks the tines


Lyrics submitted by jphofmann

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