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 filled with dread

Ah my James
They didn't have to do this

We chased them for miles I had hate 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

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 shore?
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 nobody smiled as we took back our own
While rain beat upon us the thunder did moan
And nobody smiled when we knew what was lost
We knew well enough only time proves the cost


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    My InterpretationIt seems the lyricist tried to imagine how the Scottish people felt about the British Empire relentlessly pillaging their homeland and their defiant response. Incredible guitar work, nonetheless.
    Nickleminton January 24, 2016   Link
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    General CommentProbably along those lines. James 1 was around at the time, so fits with the "ah my James" lyric.
    McFangon February 15, 2020   Link
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    General CommentJames was the name associated with the Jacobins, who rise up in Scotland in 1715 and 1745 to restore the descendants of King James II of England and VI of Scotland to the throne.

    This was as much about religious and clan loyalties as anything to do with Scottish nationalism. As many Scots fought with the Englush at Culloden as against them.

    The crushing defeat of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" was followed by a fierce extirpation of Scottish Highlander Gaelic culture in the name of bringing "civilisation" to the area. Again, many Scots were enthusiastic supporters of this policy.
    jimqukon September 27, 2021   Link

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