LUKA BLOOM :: SONGS

DIGNITY AND BACKBONE
by LUKA BLOOM

This New Morning
This New Morning
(2012)
There is no cavalry coming over Vinegar Hill
These boots I stand in
Are the only boots I must fill
We have seen the ways of greed
And yes Iíve done my share
Can we pull together now?
Or are we going nowhere?

To be a sovereign people
Is not determined by finance
But how we are with each other
How we work and we play
And we sing and we dance
With dignity and backbone
Dignity and backbone

This world is achingly beautiful
And is as fragile as me
And itís only in the love of her
That my spirit is free
Itís not about where I come from
As much as where I want to go
I want to be the future
Where Iím planted I will grow

To be a sovereign people
Is not determined by finance
But how we are with each other
How we work and we play
And we sing and we dance
With dignity and backbone
Dignity and backbone

Iím not waiting for a leader
Iíll try to be one myself
Live a good strong life
Every day that is left
Keep an eye on my neighbour
Always open my hand
Reach out to each other
Imagine a new land

To be a sovereign people
Is not determined by finance
But how we are with each other
How we work and we play
And we sing and we dance
With dignity and backbone
Dignity and backbone...

© 2012 Luka Bloom (IMRO IRELAND/MCPS)


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