The World is Shaking

from Roadside Dreams by Ribbon Road

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This song is about being made homeless, thrown out and moved on from the place you call home with no real future ahead

lyrics

It’s not easy when you’re moved along
Not nice when you’re not wanted
And when the wagon’s at the door
They’ll keep the flowers you planted
I’ll wrap me shoulders in his arms
There’s nothing else worth taking
They’ve had it all, they broke the charm
And now the world is shaking

Chorus
Oh, what is to become of me
I’ve heard of such evictions
I know that nothing comes for free
But it’s hard with such restrictions

You look around, you’re stood apart
There’s no familiar faces
The fire’s out and so’s your heart
Who knows where the next place is
I’ll take the young-uns out of here
They never did no harm
But like their mam they don’t belong
We’ll have to leave the dog

Chorus

Some happy times I hear the voices
Ringing round the walls
The memories play tricks on me
I just laughed at it all
The damp went creeping
As we were sleeping
But the roof blocked out the sky
The sun would shine
The wind would blow
And the clothes would all get dry
Chorus

It’s hard to leave these wall behind
And take a new direction
We’ll go some place where folks are kind
And not dwell on reflection
And if I let my heart-break shout
You’d only see my lips move
They’ve turned away and cancelled out
What every day we live proves

Chorus

It’s not easy when you’re moved along
Not nice when you’re not wanted
And when the wagon’s at the door
They’ll keep the flowers you planted
I’ll wrap me shoulders in his arms
There’s nothing else worth taking
They’ve had it all, they broke the charm
And now the world is shaking

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from Roadside Dreams, released January 8, 2012

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Ribbon Road UK

Ribbon Road are:

Brenda Heslop
Jill Heslop
Geoff Heslop

For the last 26 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting. Only now is she starting to get the attention she has so long deserved, with singers taking up her lovely songs and spreading the word.
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