At the Edge of the World (2020)

 

1. At the Edge of the World

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Near the top of the hill

There’s a warning light

And it cuts like a sword in the deepest night

 

For a fleeting glimpse

You’re a fool if you go

On the blackest part of her cobalt stones

 

You know it burns so bright, when you’re close to the sun

If it melts your wings then my work’s begun

I can’t bear to see another wasted life

Quickly snatched from the earth mama hold me tight

 

At the edge of the world

Where the seabirds sing

And so many people come to spread their wings

 

For every soul I find

There were untold more

Must’ve sunk to the bottom of the ocean floor

 

You know it burns so bright, when you’re close to the sun

If it melts your wings then my work’s begun

I can’t bear to see another wasted life

Quickly snatched from the earth mama hold me tight

 

Oooooh, whoa

Whoaaa...

 

Near the top of the hill

There’s a warning light

And it cuts like a sword in the deepest night.


 


 

2. The Town

Mike McKenna Jr.


 

In the town I was born

There were church bells ringin’

There were hymns worth singin’

From the soles of your shoes

 

And every rose has its thorns

There were good folks trying

There was a hope worth dyin’ for

Down in old number 2

 

Maybe you’ll find me someday

Where the fog meets the glacier bay

Where I always have a familiar place to stay

In the town I was born

 

Ooohh, whoaaa

 

‘Cause you see the river ran dry

On them dusty old coal mines

Aint nothing left but the black flies

Down in old number 2

 

Seemed so pure in my youth

Bullfrogs and rubber boots

Oh and the Sugar-bowl froze down in old number 2

 

Maybe you’ll find me someday

Where the fog meets the glacier bay

Where people talk in the most peculiar way

In the town I was born

 

Ooohh, whoaaa

 


 

3. Caught in the Middle

Makayla Lynn Parry and Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Left my home sometime ago

I walked until my feet were surely walkin on their own

Without a dollar to my name

It didn't occur to me how much I needed change

 

Oh well sometimes, it's not what you want

Sometimes it's what you know

Oh well somehow maybe someday

I just might find my place

But for now i guess i'll stay, caught in the middle

 

Miss my home in Margaree

All the mountaintops, and the colours on the leaves

Oh but darlin’ I needed more

Than a woman without the love I’m longing for

 

Oh well sometimes, it's not what you want

Sometimes it's what you know

Oh well somehow maybe someday

I just might find my place

But for now i guess i'll stay, caught in the middle

 

Found a home deep in the south

This old house ain’t much, but it kept me underground

If I don't see you ‘for I'm dead

I won't blame a single hair upon your head

 

Oh well sometimes, it's not what you want

Sometimes it's what you know

Oh well somehow maybe someday

I just might find my place

But for now i guess i'll stay, caught in the middle

 


 

4. Pale White Moon

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

She just wanted to walk in the highlands

It’s prettiest sight on the island

Maybe it's true they say, the summit feels like you're flyin’

 

She didn't tell no-one she was goin'

Late October it was hardly snowin'

Orange leaves they say roll right down to the ocean

 

Oh I didn't understand but I sure do now

Just trying to get away from it all somehow

When you look up in the sky at the pale white moon

Oh I didn’t understand till I went there too

 

It was over her shoulder she heard it

Yellow eyes on the path made her nervous

And they followed her, and I know that she didn't deserve it

 

She just wanted to hike in the mountains

She just wanted to feel her surroundings

What a sin they say, she was still alive when they found her

 

Oh I didn't understand but i sure do now

Just trying to get away from it all somehow

If you look up in the sky at the pale white moon

Oh I didn’t understand until I went there too

 

No I didn't understand but I sure do now

Just trying to get away from it all somehow

When you look up in the sky at the pale white moon

Oh I didn’t understand until I went there too

Oh I didn’t understand until I went there too

 


 

5. The Wolf

Lyrics by Dawn Fraser (Maritime Labour Herald, 1924), Music by Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Now of all the bosses ever cursed

Roy the Wolf was called the worst

He was the leading parasite

That fed on workers day and night

 

Greedy growling wolf for more

Stole bread from the worker’s door

Grew fat on starving children’s cries

Filled the paper with foolish lies

 

Ooohh, ooohh

 

Said his company couldn’t afford to pay

But Roy got $300 dollars a day

For doin’ nothing but lookin’ wise

Starvin’ kids and tellin’ lies

 

And so he pushed the capital game

Till babies were taught to curse his name

And Roy the Wolf and his thievin band

Spread distress throughout our land

Ooohh, ooohhh

 

Until McLachlan and other men

Started one of many fights

For labour’s cause and worker’s rights

 

Called on Roy the Wolf to give

More the gold that they might live

More the gold that they had to pay

To meet the prices from day to day

 

Now of all the bosses ever cursed

Roy the Wolf was called the worst

He was the leading parasite

That fed on workers day and night

 


 

6. My Room

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

I’ve been dreaming of the morrow

Wish you well, like you do

I was hopin’ to borrow

The heart I gave to you

 

If it’s gone in the morning

Sunrise crawls and swoons

Finding gold hairs in warning

All over my room

My room

 

And you know where I’ll be

Another face on a crowded street

When the door’s sliding closed, and we’re all alone

 

I’m either stoned or in love

Seein’ shapes in the clouds

And it comes when it does

It can let you down

 

On this dark earth I roam

See the name on my tomb

Kinfolk howling in sorrow

Singing songs of truth

Truth

 

And you know where I’ll be

Another face on a crowded street

As the door’s sliding closed, and you’re all alone

 

And you know where I’ll be

Another face on a crowded street

When the door is sliding closed, and you’re all alone

 

And you know where I’ll be

Another face on a crowded street

Feel the door is sliding closed, and we’re all alone

Alone… alone…

 


 

7. High Ground

Mike McKenna Jr.


 

Somewhere in the backwoods

I found a quiet place

Hidden in the tall trees

Lookin’ on a glassy lake

 

I can feel the rain comin’

Down in my bones

Colours of the night changin’

Still got a long way to go

 

Lightnin’ strikes on the highest ground

Thunder rolls, can you hear the rumblin’ sound?

Time stands still but I don’t mind

Just wanna sit right here beneath the living sky

 

Oh it’s been a hard year

Hit me like a Mack truck

Thought my life was all planned out

‘til you said you had enough

 

I can feel the pain leavin’

After givin’ up the drink

It’s more about the air I’m breathing

and findin’ me a solemn space to think

 

Lightnin’ strikes on the highest ground

Thunder rolls, can you hear the rumblin’ sound?

Time stands still but I don’t mind

Wanna sit right here underneath the living sky

Just wanna sit right here beneath the living sky

 


 

8. Working Man

Rita MacNeil (Warner Chappell)


 

At the age of 16 years

Oh, he quarrels with his peers

Who vowed they’d never see another

 

In the darkest depths of the mines

Where you age before your time

And the coal dust lyin heavy your lungs

 

It’s a working man I am, and I live down underground

And I swear to God if I ever reach the sun

Of for any length of time, I can hold it in my mind

I never again will do down underground

 

At the age of 64

Oh, he’ll meet you at the door

And he’ll gently lead you by the hand

Through the darkest depths of the mines

Oh, he’ll walk you back in time

And tell you of the hardships that were had

 

It’s a working man I am

And I live down underground

And I swear to God if I ever see the sun

Or for any length of time, I can hold it in my mind

I never again will go down underground

No I never again will do down underground.

 


 

Pacific Northwest Bound (2017)

 

1. America

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

I stood on the wings of America

Patched up and jaded and used

The comforting sound of your voice was all that I knew

 

From Belfast we sailed like a runaway

Full steam with nothing to lose

I'd a stone in my heart and a rip in my sleeve

And it left me confused

 

And the skyscrapers looked like the photographs

Like something I'd seen in my dreams

I've been writing to you as I toss in the dark blue sea

 

When they landed our ship in America

We flooded the streets with our rye

She's the pride of the navy and you're crazy if you'll pass her by

 

And oh I hope, oh I hope, oh I hope

Hope they ain't looking for me

 

I stood on the wings of America

Just patched up and jaded and used

The comforting sound of your voice, was all that I knew

 

On the day that I walked through the marketplace

There was hardly a cloud in the sky

But the moment I noticed your blue eyes I started to cry

 

And oh I hope, oh I hope, oh I hope

Hope they ain't looking for me

 

Starting again, with nothing but the shirt on my back and the chew in my tin

When our vessel sailed on, I was already long, long gone

 

As we wandered the streets of America

Just patched up and jaded and used

And the comforting sound of your voice, was all that I knew

 


 

2. Pacific Northwest Bound

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

She's my darling

Pacific Northwest bound, she lives inside my mind

She's the one that tried to drown me

And I struggled, to get my head above the waves

But my darling pulled me under 

She pulled me under once again

 

I raised the topsail

Pacific Northwest bound, I'm on the brink again,

With bottles all around me

Cannons blazing, wind whips against my face

But my darling pulled me under

She pulled me under once again

 

Ohh there's something so beautiful

Ohh there's something so beautiful

When you're lying next to me

 

A copper sunrise

Pacific Northwest bound, I'm headed home again

beneath the redwood crown

With totems waiving, the eagles guide me in

but my darling pulled me under

She pulled me under once again

 

Ohh there's something so beautiful

Ohh there's something so beautiful

When you're lying next to me

 


 

3. The Wake

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

On the day of the wake, I just wanted to stayIn my bed 

Because sometimes you do

I struggled to think, as I crawled to the sink

For a much needed drink, maybe two

 

And the music played low, as my pockets exploded with change

As I emptied my drawers

The telephone rang, and your voice sounded strange

While I picked my pants up off the floor

 

It’s the only way I know to say goodbye

It’s the only way I know to say goodbye

 

I'd later regret, my last smokes got all wet

You put my hand up your dress to keep warm

The park bench was dry, and our phones had long died

And my ticket was left crumbled n torn

 

We both caught a whiff, someone smokin' a spliff

As it started to drift down the line

We waited so long, I guess my watch wrong

And we'd missed the last bus for a while

 

It’s the only way I know to say goodbye…hmmm

It’s the only way I know to say goodbye...mmm

 

Distances grown, we never pick up the phone

We just text, often days to reply

It took far too long, but I wrote you this song

To remember we still had good times

 

'Cause it’s the only way I know to say goodbye

It’s the only way I know to say goodbye

 


 

4. Hard To Say (But It Was Awful Timing)

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Stuck in a corner with myself

Doors were closed behind my head

Sat in my apartment getting well

Hard to say but it was awful timing

 

Now you're on my mind

Only when the sun is shining

You're on my mind whoa

Whoa

 

Should have kept you when I could

I was young and a little bit foolish

Didn't love you like I should

Hard to say but it was awful timing

 

Now you're on my mind

Only when the sun is shining

Yea you're on my mind whoa

Whoa

 

My temper got the most I understand why

We didn't always see eye to eye

Your elegance it spoke towards the way you lived your life

And someday I might

 

But now you're a martyr for my cause

I wish that you could see it from my eyes

I shouldn't complain about my loss

hard to say but it was awful timing

 

Now you’re on my mind

Nut only when the sun is shining

Now you’re on my mind...whoa

Whoa

 


 

5. Bright Sunny South

Traditional

 

In the bright sunny south, to the war I was sent

After the days of my boyhood I scarcely had spent

From its cool shady forests and deep flowin' strreams

Ever fond in my memory and so sweet in my dreams

 

And my dear little sister I still see her tears

When I had to leave home in our tender years

And my sweet gentle mother so dear to my heart

She grieved me sincerely when we had to part

 

Said my kind hearted father as he took my hand

As you go in defence of our dear native land

Son be brave but show mercy whenever you can

Our hearts will be with you when you return again

 

In my hand there's a bible to show me the way

For my 12 years on earth and to heaven someday

And I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword

In defence of this land and the word of the Lord

 


 

6. The Chesapeake & the Shannon, Pt. I

Traditional

 

Twas on the glorious 4th of June

At 10 o'clock in the fore-noon

That we sailed out of Boston Bay

That we sailed out of Boston Bay

For to fight the Chesapeake boys

 

Well the Chesapeake mounted 49 guns

With 420 of Columbia's picked sons

The Yankees thought they would never run

The Yankees thought they would never run

They being all picked Yankee heroes

 

Well the Shannon mounted guns the same

With fewer men but of greater fame

To beat those Yankees it was their aim

To beat those Yankees it was their aim

To show them Rule Britannia

 

Up spoke our gallant Captain Broke

To beat those Yankees it is no joke

Your guns sponge well and make them tell

For Yankees they don't like the smell

Of British balls and powder

 


 

7. The Shepherd

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

I don't suppose you seen my friend

He was walking by himself again

His shadow may have graced your step

He just wanted somewhere warm to sit

 

He comes back home

and I swear I'll never make him stay alone

I think it's time, to let bygones be bygones

and I'll leave the light on

 

I don't suppose ya seen my friend

He went wanderin in the woods again

and I know that he may never be the same

and I just want to know my friend again

 

He comes back home

I swear I'll never make you stay alone

I think it's time, to let bygones be bygones

and I'll leave the light on

 

Well I don't suppose you've seen my friend?

 


 

8. Lost

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

There's an old man, ain't nobody know him

When he comes to my window, he's just skin and bones

So careless he wanders, as the sun grows weary

He walks in the chilly velvet moonlight all alone

 

He seems so lost, lost, lost, but ever so peaceful

He seems so lost, lost, lost, so lost at sea

 

Burning fire, and a smokey beachside

Stacking stones to fight the temper of the wind

So drunk he dances, on sea salt whiskey

It's like he knows, he knows, his ship is coming in

 

He seems lost, lost, lost, but ever so peaceful

He seems lost, lost, lost, so lost at sea

 

Then one day he saw her, way out in the ocean

She was high on the waves, and shining bright

There's nothing to live for, with a love forgotten

He just kept swimming, swimming, swimming, till he was out of sight

 

He’s so lost, lost, lost, but ever so peaceful

He’s so lost, lost, lost, lost at sea

He’s so lost, lost, lost, but ever so peaceful

He’s so lost, lost, lost, so lost at sea

 


 

9. Ye Witches

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Oh butter oh butter come into my churn

Ye witches yes witches why won't you run?

And here comes old Nattie with dog and switches

Get out of my house ye witches ye witches

 

Oh Johnny oh Johnny do bring us your gun

Lay the barrel in water, and soon she will come

If she borrows from you, then it soon shall be lifted

Get out of my house ye witches ye witches

 

Hovela hovela kavela streck

Es moriss a free, Is alles aveck

Hovela hovela kavela streck

Es moriss a free, Is alles aveck

 

At dusk a lone raven flew over our nest

two magnum bullets rang true through her chest

but the darkest I'd witness was her crawl to the ditches

Oh get out of my house ye witches ye witches

 

Oh the touch of the sun how it burns through my eyes

All the young and peculiar will soon have to die

No rest for the wicked, no blood and no riches

Get out of my town ye witches ye witches

 

Hovela hovela kavela streck

Es moriss a free, Is alles aveck

Hovela hovela kavela streck

Es moriss a free, Is alles aveck

 

Oh sister oh sister oh why do you run?

Ye witches yes witches can't have all the fun

Here come old Nattie with dog and switches

Get out of my house ye witches ye witches

 


 

10. Hope the Angels Will Sing over My Lonely Bones

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

I wake every morning, with the sun in my eyes

Find the temperament needed to be swallowed by night

I'll be swinging my pick, panning for gold

Hope the angels will sing over my lonely bones

 

You kissed me so sweetly, when the stampede left town

Didn't take long to smell wooden nickels around

You’re my steadfast oak, you're the best of my friends

And I knew in my heart that I'd hold you again

 

Oh they say, ships await, and I'll come back a rich man someday

Now my blood is frozen through, might be writing my last words to you

 

Baby know that after all this time diggin, my future looks bleak

For a year of supplies lasted 34 weeks

And the mounties they said, it's 'bout time we head home

But I'll be damned if came just to die here alone

 

Oh they say, ships await, and I'll come back a rich man someday

Now my blood is frozen through, might be writing my last words to you

 

baby know that. as December rolls in, and the light slips away

I feel the hair on my chin slowly turning to grey

But I'm quick to remember that you're waiting at home

Gently stokin' the fire to warm my lonely bones

Gently stokin' the fire to warm my lonely bones

 


 

11. Spring, 1823

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Cold is my face from the wind, tender my skin from the burn

Heavy is the weight on my back, warm are my feet from the earth

I heard the sky speak to me yeah, from the clouds up above

She said the sun would keep me safe and warm, and she'll rain down with love

 

Say oohh, I'm onna find my way home

 

Wanna be with my people, and Im'a travel through the ice and snow

Said I wanna be with my people yeah, and the stars tell me where to go

 

She said the sea is my sister, and she watches over me

I spent too much time helping everything grow, and I miss my family

She said well say hello yeah, and I’ll visit someday soon

Then when the sun set I knew for sure, that she missed her people too

 

Long is the trail that I follow, steep is the path that it climbs

Rocky is the fall of the unlucky, who suffer from time to time to time to time

 

And when the sun's coming up, oh I remembered my friend

For the sky must have watched me fall, again and again and again and again

 


 

12. The Chesapeake & the Shannon, Pt. II

Traditional

 

Our guns and grape were well deployed, her wheel and headsail we destroyed

Their captain cried his final noise, sayin' don't give up the ship me boys

And our own brave captain fell wounded

 

Bold Wallace being next in command, so boldly on the deck did stand

Sayin' fire on brave b'ys the day is our own, since Bunker Hill brought forth a groan

The Chesapeake is falling

 

We had but 10 minutes work to do, while Yankee bullets around us flew

We boarded her down her colours drew, we boarded her down her colours drew

And stuck her to the Shannon

 

To Halifax Harbour we sailed our prize, and all recall the cheers the cries

For blood and gore stained both broadsides, aye blood and gore stained both broadsides

Of the Chesapeake and the Shannon

 


 

Travelin Man EP (2016)

 

1. Take Me Home

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Take me son oh take me to the river when I die

Won't you pour my ashes overboard

So I can float on back to all the sweet things

that I left behind so many years ago

Son please let that river take me home

 

I hitched my way up north to find the better part of me

And the day I met your mama was the smartest thing I'd ever done to date

But I drank too much, and she kicked me to the street

Cause I wasn't yet the man I'd need to be

 

Take me son oh take me to the river when I die

Won't you pour my ashes overboard

So I can float on back to all the sweet things

that I left behind so many years ago

Son please let that river take me home

 

Take me home

Take me home

 

Well it wasn't long I saw her with another boy in hand

and as the leather on my boot is raw

I landed my fist upon his jaw real quick

and I saw past is greedy yellow smile

He was tryin to have your mama on the side

 

So take me son oh take me to the river when I die

Won't you pour my ashes overboard

So I can float on back to all the sweet things

that I left behind so many years ago

Son please let that river take me home

 

Ever since that day your mama never left my side

We bought ourselves a piece of land

and I built her a house with my bare hands and I 

Swore to her that I'll be damned

If I go back home to Boston where I was born

and my folks live on

 

So take me son oh take me to the river when I die

Won't you pour some whiskey overboard

So I can have a couple drinks with our good Lord

While we watch over your mama for I can't leave her alone

Son please let that river take me, I said son please let that river

 

Take me home

Take me home

Take me home

 


 

2. Little Things

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

When I was just a boy, my grandmother said to me

Dear when I'm old and I lose my mind, you need to take care of me yea

Before she passed on, I was given one more day

I heard her voice again in my head and my thoughts drifted on away

 

I feel it's been forever since, I had the pleasure of driving

at this point in my life, I miss the little things

Something being alone is good for the soul

More time for my mind, more time as I'm growing old

 

Oh and someday I'll meet you there yea

Someday I'll meet you there yea

Someday I'll meet you there yea 

Whoa

 

I can see so clearly, my first memory

I'm on your lap in a rocking chair, cutting pears while we watch TV

You always watched over me, like I knew you would

When you barely recognized my face, it's the part I never understood

 

And someday I'll meet you there yea

Someday I'll meet you there yea, yea oh

And someday I'll meet you there yea, whoa

 

Well someday, someday, someday I'll meet you there yea, oh someday...

Well someday, someday, someday I'll meet you there yea, oh someday.. hmm

 

 


 

2. Just Breathe

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Well time to time I found, that the steppin stones are meant to be

No matter how many hills I climb, tt never made all sense to me

 

'Cause life is a hustle, and the whole world ain't gonna leave you alone

So sit back in control of your mind your soul and just breathe

I said sit back in control of your mind your soul and just breathe

 

A patient lovers arms, it's the only place that keeps me strong

No matter times I fall, with your love I can't go wrong

 

'Cause life is a hustle, and the whole world ain't gonna leave you alone

So sit back in control of your mind your soul and just breathe

I said sit back in control of my mind my soul and just breathe

 

So sit back in control of your mind your soul and just breathe

Said sit back in control of my mind my soul and just breathe

 


 

4. Travelin Man

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Edward Huxley was a travelin man, lived by the lake in a broken down van

Told me stories of the Mexico night, losing all his money and losing his pride

 

Oh travelin man, oh travelin man

Oh travelin man, travelin man yeah

 

He found himself squattin on Indian land, oh it wasn't taken well by the locals back then no

Well the beat him up and left him on the side of the road, but the travelin man he wasn't ready to go

 

Oh travelin man, oh travelin man yeah yeah

Oh travelin man whoa, travelin man yeah

 

Lonely stations playin songs for change, no-one stops to listen

Dusty clothes he walks on the other side of the road, with his face in the sun

With his face in the sun whoa

 

He was rallied by the police down on Highway 5, with a busted up noggin and two black eyes

Well they gave him 5 bucks and a pat on the back, he ain't never had a run-in with the coppers like that no

 

Oh travelin man, oh travelin man yeah yeah

Oh travelin man who, travelin man yeah

 

Cuz you can't tell a free spirit how to live his life, and he always keeps movin and always packs light

He'll never be remembered like a mighty oak tree, cause he'd rather cross the desert like a tumbleweed

 

The travelin man oh lord, travelin man yeah yeah

Travelin man ohh, travelin man ohh,

Travelin man yeah, travelin man ohh

 


 

5. The Highway

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

Well he passes now and then, as I watch over the highway

I'm looking from overhead, for a killer running free

 

Well the late shift took it's toll, and I pulled one over again

And I struggled to see a face inside, so I slowly drew my weapon

 

And he rolled the window down, presented me his card

For Dominion Coal & Steel I drive, I'm not going very far

 

Sir you were goin 105, and I'ma have to check your load

And without a hestitation I was looking down the barrel

 

Of a fully loaded gun, I saw flashes of my life

I had only just had met my daughter, I'd a newly wedded wife 

 

I said sir please settle down, I'll just lay down on the ground

But he must have pulled the trigger 'fore the words were out my mouth

 

Well he passes now and then, as I watch over the highway

I'm looking from overhead, for a killer running free, free ohh

 


 

6. Die in the West

Mike McKenna Jr.

 

I keep coming home just to see you my dear

My parents are old and their time's coming near

Well my pockets are rich and my back's getting poor

and I keep my chin high and my feet on the floor

 

Well It must've been some time since I last seen you

Since you waved me goodbye from your living room

Oh the company just paid my flight to come home

You know a week off ain't much when you travel alone

 

And I said I know, that our love can just never be

As long as I need Fort McMurray, love you know how much I miss the sea

And the breeze on the Mira River, oh the nights in Whale Cove were the best

As long as there's work on the oil rigs my lover, I'll leave you my heart but I'll die in the West

 

Even out on the rigs I found Maritime charm

As I worked at the sides of my brothers in arms

Had the lads from the Rock and the Mainlanders too

When you're this far from home you connect by your roots

 

You see my grandfather spent half his life underground

And his lungs were so black that he may as well have drowned

And now I don't wish for my children to see

Their old man to look 50 when he's 33

 

and I said I know, that our love can just never be

As long as I need Fort McMurray, love you know how much I miss the sea

and the breeze on the Mira River, oh the nights spent with you were the best

As long as there's work on the oil rigs my lover, I'll leave you my heart but I'll die in the West

 

Baby I know that you love the East Coast

So I raise up my glass and I offer a toast

To our last visit before I go back

Just to bank up my money while the oil sands last

 

Oh you must tell my son where he'll bury me

In the soil of Cape Breton I'd much rather be

and I hope I can save enough money to rest

When the time comes to cross my arms over my chest

 

And I said I know, that our love can just never be

As long as I need Fort McMurray, love you know how much I miss the sea

And the breeze on the Mira River, oh the nights spent with you were the best

As long as there's work on the oil rigs my lover, I'll leave you my heart but I'll die in the West

 

And I said I know, that our love can just never be

As long as I need Fort McMurray, love you know how much I miss the sea

And the breeze on the Mira River, oh the nights spent with youe were the best

As long as there's work on the oil rigs my lover, I'll leave you my heart

But I'll die in the West