lifeblood: songs: lyrics: point hope f.o.i.a.


hey little darling
there's something that you should know
this thing is gonna outlive us all
this thing it won't let us go
gonna take us down to nothing
gonna eat us from the inside out
and hey little darling
i don't want you feeling the fallout

when the cancer finally took him
i was watching the trucks pull in
me and your daddy we had a job
under the ground mining uranium
some things your daddy leaves you
and there's some things he don't
some things are gonna be here anyhow
and some things just won't
one thing i want you to understand
is you ain't gotta be no mining man
i curse the day that i went down
and i pulled that shit out of the ground

ah
ah

now we were living over in nevada
that's where your people come from
your grandma would take me and your daddy
on down to the gunnery range
we'd sit and watch the bombs blow
and when the sun goes down
all them colors running like the painted desert
and you get to see it now

them government boys had something so damn secret
they had to hide it in the desert sand
out there the skies so big
and there ain't no mistaking it
whose got the winning hand

ah
ah

now i've been all the way to alaska
to a town they call point hope
where they took some of what we got down here
just to see how it would grow
i hear the lichen bought it
now it's running through the caribou
i said soon little darling
ah you get to feel it too
you get to feel it too
ah now soon little darling
you get to feel it too
oh yeah
yeah
ah
feel this
ah
(unknown) hold you
ah
get to feel this (unknown)
ah
to heal this land
ah
ah
ah
ah
ah

words and music by amy ray


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