Nowhere to Run

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He was the son of a collier
Digging deep underground in Westray
By the sweat of his brow, like his father
He laboured hard for his pay

He worked alongside his neighbour
In the darkness and dust of the mine
Where young men grow old with the lungs full of coal
And die before their time

CHORUS:
They want to run but the river’s getting deep
There’s been too many lies, too many secrets to keep
And there’s nowhere to run

He spends his time making paper
From the tress on the coast of BC
Where ancient timbers grew tall until they cut them all
In the name of sustained industry

I’ve seen the waste and destruction
From the mills on the outskirts of town
Where the rivers and streams no longer run clean
From the poison that seeps through the ground.

They want to run but the river’s getting deep
There’s been too many lies, too many secrets to keep
And there’s nowhere to run

He fished for cod with his father
On the banks of the Labrador sea
With his wife and his sons and his daughters
They lived a life that was free

Until one day their freedom was over
And whoever thought it would end?
With no fish and no hope for the future
And no time to start over again.

The winds of change are coming around again.
There’s been too many heartaches, too many tears and pain
And there’s nowhere to run

God gave us gifts in our children
In the land and the sea and the air
But we use and abuse and destroy them
With no worry, no guilt, and no fear

But someday the guilty will answer
For this misery, destruction, and strife
In this world where our sins spread like cancer
And our children have no right to life

The winds of change are coming around again.
And there’s nowhere to run

Why must there be so much anger?
Why must there be so much greed?
Why can’t we see there’s a danger
In taking more than we need?

When will we finally start learning
That our future is linked to our past?
If we don’t understand what we’re burning
Then our hope for tomorrow won’t last.

The winds of change are coming around again.
And there’s nowhere to run

Let this warning go out to the nations
To those who have ears, let them hear
Only YESHUA can lead to salvation
And the day of His judgment is near.

So turn from your path of destruction
From the darkness, come into the light
Be watchful and pray, for you won’t know the day
When He will come like a thief in the night

And there’s nowhere to run
There’ll be nowhere to run
No, there’s nowhere to run
There’ll be nowhere to run


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