Garden Valley lyrics

by Cara Dillon

This is really not my home
Oh where are you my lovely Johnny?
I'm afraid and all alone
There's no peace for me

I'm sitting in the stranger's room
Playing at the stranger's table
Shining empty like the moon
There's no peace for me

But in the darkness struggle cold
I think about a garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold
Singing out across the bay
Distant and so far away
There's no peace for me

I'm blinded by your city lights
I wander through these fearful places
Colours fade to black and white
There's no peace for me

And these are not the friends I know
These are not their smiling faces
In a desert that no-one should know
There's no peace for me

But in the darkness struggle cold
I think about a garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold
Singing out across the bay
Distant and so far away
There's no peace for me

[Instrumental]

Now I know and feel it well
Poor immigrants deep sunken feeling
Standing at the gates of Hell
There's no peace for me

Burned out by their master's greed
Cruel exile transportation
Robbed of every love and need
There's no peace for me

But in the darkness struggle cold
I think about the garden valley
Gentle as the leaves unfold
Singing out across the bay
Distant and so far away
There's no peace for me

There's no peace for me

Performance: Cara Dillon - Irish folk singer from Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland


Songwriter: Dougie MacLean
Born - September 27, 1954 in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
Profession - Singer, songwriter, composer, musician
Instruments - Guitar, Violin, Mandola, Viola, Irish bouzouki, Harmonica, Banjo, Bass
Music Style: Folk
Active Years: 1976–present
Associations: The Tannahill Weavers, Silly Wizard, Christy Moore
Official Site: dougiemaclean.com


Other Songs by Cara Dillon:
Bright Morning Star
Emigrants Farewell, The
Upon a Winter’s Night
Streets Of Derry

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