What Are We Gonna Do

from No Redemption Songs by Ribbon Road

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about

‘What are we gonna do when tomorrow takes the life we lived away?’
The song asks the question – when so much is being taken away from us, so many hard-won benefits for the old, the poor and the needy, so many things we have treated as our right - what is to be our reaction?

lyrics

WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO

What are we gonna do
The countryside is through
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do when the weather closes in
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
The council house is dead
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do without a roof over wor heads
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
What are we gonna do
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
The living wage is gone
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do now the dirty deed is done
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
There’s no future for wor kids
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do now none of us exist
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
What are we gonna do
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
The silence rings us wrong
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do now they’ve watered down wor songs
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
They take the work out of wor hands
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do no-one sees nor understands
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
What are we gonna do
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
Politicians eat the cream
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do now they’re living in their dreams
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
The doors on us are shut
What are we gonna do today
What are we gonna do now every line is cut
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

What are we gonna do
What are we gonna do
And tomorrow takes the life we lived away

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from No Redemption Songs, released August 23, 2014

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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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