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Sandy Denny – Been On The Road So Long lyrics

I've been on the road, so long
Been tired and broke, so long
I've been to the south where the winds they were warm
Travelling the road of no return, so long

I've seen what was war, so long
The ruins and the scars, so long
The mansions of mud, the wounds and the blood
Seen the dying of all that was good, so long.

Seen the world in the shadow, so long
Is it's mushrooming cloud, so long
And the lies and the greed of the leaders of men
Those cheats who would take us to war again, so long.


Yet hope is in me, so long
For it's love that I see, so long
The courage and strenght of the young men's smile
The faith that's in a little child, so long

I've travelled this road, so long
Have been tired and broke, so long
I've been to the south where the winds they were warm
Travelling the road of no return, so long



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    Listening again in retrospect makes me believe that this is a protest song against nuclear war. Written in the early 60s this was everyone's fear of the destruction of mankind. All hope has not been abandoned as the lyric line 'the courage and strenght of the young mens smile. The faith that's in a little child, so long. The sandy denny solo version is a joy to listen to as is also the alex campbell and sandy denny is sung a little more harshly, to bring the meaning of the lyrics out.
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