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The Weight Of Words


by The Tossers. Buy album CD: Communication And Conviction: Last Seven Years


By the time you read this letter
I'll be far away from here
I've left to find my fortune
Outside of the weir
The world is not this island
To dig and die for gold
And how can I stay here
With australia full of gold

Father won't forgive me
So mother don't you cry
For one day I'll return
With my head held high
For now keep that book
Its words pulled my bowstring
And when I read them
For me changed everything

Words on a page can weigh a ton
When the past is not undone

I stowed away on a ship
That sailed the western sea
City to the outback
Was all I'd read it'd be
The war broke out in '41
I joined like every other son
And came back from rabaul
With my life and an empty gun

When I came back to canada
There were voices in my head
They spoke not with words
But with the faces of the dead
The strongest river current
Can change it's flow by force
But words brought me to the war
And changed my path and course

Now as an old man
I think of all the things I've done
'cause I've lived my whole life
Like a bullet from a gun
I look back at myself
And when I was 21
And when I'd read that book
Of foreign lands and all or none
I wonder if my heirs
Will think of what I've done
And if the sins of the father
Will visit the son



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Album: Communication And Conviction: Last Seven Years (2001) Lyrics
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  1. A Brighter Green
  2. A Hot Day In The City
  3. Absolute
  4. Available / Responsible
  5. Beakers & Bunsen Burners
  6. Bold O'donaghue
  7. Bottle Of Rain
  8. Boys Of The Old Brigade
  9. Breakfast With St. Swithin
  10. Call It A Night
  11. Cameras Everywhere
  12. Come With Me
  13. Dark Annie
  14. Diggin' The Grave
  15. Discordia
  16. Fare Thee Well Inniskillen
  17. Gallant 40 Twa
  18. Golden
  19. Good Answer
  20. Hells Kitchen
  21. Hey, Get A Load Of That Stained Glass Window
  22. Home Boys Home
  23. If You Know What I Mean
  24. Johnson's Motorcar
  25. Kelly The Boy From Killanne
  26. Kerosene
  27. Lazy Love
  28. Letters To Summer
  29. Lightning In A Bottle
  30. Long Ride Home
  31. Low Tide
  32. Macphearson's Lament
  33. Mayday
  34. Monahan The Mutineer
  35. Mr. Valentines Dead
  36. Nancy Whiskey
  37. New South Wales
  38. No Destination
  39. O'reilly's Daughter
  40. Plans To Wake Up On The Beach
  41. Plastered In Paris
  42. Rum Runner
  43. Seven Drunk Nights
  44. Ships Made Of Wood
  45. Take Advantage
  46. Talk Radio
  47. The Holy Ground
  48. The Lamenters Lament
  49. The Making
  50. The Mermaid
  51. The Molly Mcguires
  52. The Old Landlord
  53. The Weight Of Words
  54. The Wild Rover
  55. This Ride
  56. Tim Finnigan's Wake
  57. Unidentified Friend
  58. Wake Up To The World
  59. We Don't Remember Falling
  60. We're Sleeping Better Now
  61. Whiskey You're The Devil
  62. Wild Nights & The Aftermath
  63. Winter's Run
  64. Young Ned Of The Hill
  65. Maidrin Rua / Tell Me Ma
  66. Seven Drunken Nights
  67. Aye Sir
  68. Thirty Days In The Hole
  69. D'ampton Worm
  70. Last Rights Of The Plummeting Thermometer
  71. Finnegan's Wake
  72. When You Get Here
  73. Dancin' Shoes
  74. Buckets Of Beer
  75. I Know Where I'm Goin'
  76. Chelsea Girls
  77. Sleepin' In A Dust Bin
  78. Irish Whiskey
  79. Fall On The Floor
  80. Everything's Bad
  81. Alone
  82. Johnny I
  83. Papers And Pins
  84. Irish Rover

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