Stepping Stones

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

So much time has gone since we worked out in these open fields
With the hope of generations pulled around us and a strength revealed
And so much has been done since we ran around the Snaigow wood
Never knowing where our gentle lights might lead us, or if indeed they could

And we do not stand alone
I know we stand with all the others
Out in the deep unknown
I know we stand upon their stepping stones

Sure and simple souls guarded round us as we worldly grew
With nothing greater than what working days might show them they gave us all they knew
And though their dreams were small, oh their true and rural hearts were strong
And with an honest smile that burns from somewhere distant they helped us all along


And in these silent hours when reflection lays our journey down
And we think on all departed conversations it's such an earthy sound