Ribbon Road lyrics


On the Streets of Nowhere

ON THE STREETS OF NOWHERE

I can feel the wind that's blowing
I can feel it hurting
and I know there's much more than going
underneath the curtain
I have seen a heavy load
in the window down on Cemetery Road
it's a place where no-one helps the flowers growing

I can see the days go by
and it won't make a difference
whether or not it makes me cry, well
it makes no difference
the politicians say we're no good
to look down on us if you could
‘til the votes come in and then you can forget us

I know there's a heart that's beating
inside this body
but there's a cloud already stealing
out of my hand
if I speak then no-one listens
and if I try the strength is missing
no-one out here on the streets of nowhere

I can hear the thunder rumbling
I can't see the lightning
I can see us going under
it's very, very frightening
everything is propaganda
you wouldn't know if tears were real
as the fear that drives us all into this corner

And if I stand up I'll be knocked down
if I break in I'll be thrown out
if I speak then no-one listens
and if I try the strength is missing
no-one out here on the streets of nowhere

I can feel the hand of reason
gripping round my throat
to stop the breathing
stop the story ever being told
walk on by to cover the cracks
and look the other way ‘cos you'll never be back
don't come around here
don't come if you don't mean it

And if I stand up I'll be knocked down
and if I break in I'll be thrown out
if I speak then no-one listens
and if I try the strength is missing
if I stand out I'll be damned
if I sit down for who I am
I'll be no-one out here on the streets of nowhere
There's no-one out here on the streets of nowhere

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Words and Music - Brenda Heslop 2019 (Ribbon Road Music)

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