Weather Eye

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

He stands the open door he's greeted by the dawn
An eagle look upon his face now the mist of sleep has gone
He walks across the field his senses search the air
Another new day revealed life's reflections everywhere

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At a glance a weathereye
Search across the morning sky
For signs to lift and lead us
What brings our destiny today
There so close and far away
It's all in the believing

The wind makes a gentle change he feels it through his hair
All of nature acting strange warning songs fill full the air
The clouds they gather strong over bennachally hill
Tumbling like don't belong birches standing stark and still

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He stands the open door he's greeted by the dawn
An eagle look upon his face now the mist of sleep has gone

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Who Am I

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

Over the mountains and out across the sea
On weathered wings he soars into the edges of the breeze
Over the water and out across the fields
With eagle eye he watches he's seeing what our hearts can never see
He speaks to me

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From up here I've seen the broken truth
I have heard that old eternal lie
From way up here I've seen the wasted youth
From up here I've heard the old man cry
Saying who am I

Through the hazels and along the Druthy Burn
On feathered feet she's silent as to her young ones she returns
Over the moon and up the Ben A Caly hill
On her lookout rock she watches she's seeing what our hearts can never see
And she speaks to me

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Life touches nothing, life teaches what it can
It can hold us all to ransom, the woman and the man
Over the mountains and out across the trees
On weathered wings he soars into the silence on the edges of the breeze
And he speaks to me

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We'll Be Together Again

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

We're held in the motion as it moves us along
Never knowing quite where it might lead
And from mountain to ocean we try to be strong
Oh we bend to the ultimate need
Of the hopes and fears of the yet to be born
Determined we nourish their seed

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If the spirit is willing and the rivers don't rise
And the light doesn't disappear out of our eyes
And adventure stays with us with its pain and surprise
We'll be together again
If the line takes the strain and the rope doesn't break
And the venom stays asleep in the tooth of the snake
And we don't hold against us the mistakes that we made
Oh we'll be together again

Oblivious love when it's clear and it's young
It waits for the chance to shine through
Oh and brother and sister from one we have come
And we wait for the chance to renew
With the dreams and the schemes of innocent years
That ring from the place where we grew

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When The People Speak

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

For too long we've heard them laughing at our dreams
Ridicule our reasons, and blind ignoring what it means
For too long we have believed the walls they made
But now we see a shining light and we are not afraid

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When the people speak it's not with corporate lies
It's not with indecision no or academic bows and ties
When the people speak it thunders through these hills
It's not a thing that's mild and meek
When the people speak

There's a fear that's made to keep us in our place
Pacify our anger and justify our fool disgrace
There's a fear made to destroy and to degrade
Bur now we see a shining light and we are not afraid

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War

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

Our voice made silent, our hands made still
But deep and violent wait the ones whowait to kill
The desert's burning, their reasons pale
For there's no returning with some golden holy grail

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What have they done?
What have they done?
The blood will run to everyone
Oh what have they done?

Is it for freedom? Or is it for truth
That father's fall and all the young men trade their youth?
Or are they moved by deception's hand
That rank and reckless scatters death across the sand?

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Is it for freedom? Or is it for truth
That fathers fall and all those young men trade their youth?
And the deserts burning, their faces pale
For there’s no returning with some golden holy grail

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