SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

MY BLOOD RUNNING

MY BLOOD RUNNING
J.Lowe/J.Keelaghan – Lowelife Music/Tranquilla Music – 2001

There are people in the world tonight who are weeping ‘cos they’re glad,
Their war songs are all happy, their love songs are all sad,
People ape and envy them, and always wish them well,
They’ll love you like a brother back, then fight amongst themselves.

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And it’s my blood running through their rivers,
My blood running through their veins,
My blood mixing with the whiskey in the jar,
My blood washing through their rains.

 

They always drink the parting glass, then leave their native shore,
That’s why you’ll find them far from home with open arms and doors,
They miss their native country like mothers miss their sons,
They’ll sing all night of going back, but that day never comes

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Their loving land was never mine to miss and call my own,
Their history and struggles are not the ones I’ve known
But I’ve borne their scars with pride enough, and winced at pain they’ve felt,
And laughed and cried and lost and won at each hand they’ve been dealt.

CHORUS

NOTE – Written by Jez Lowe and James Keelaghan for their North American tour in November 2001. Reproduced by permission of Lowe Life Music and Tranquilla Music.

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