Go North – Julie Matthews
From the album ‘Lies and Alibis’ Pat Shaw and Julie Matthews


Take a look at all these broken lives left scattered all around you
How can you turn around and say you never meant to cause that pain
I’ve seen the faces on the ones who were once so proud to surround you
And even they got left to the mercy of the falling rain
I don’t believe in the light of day
That all that greed gets washed away
`Cause like cancer it grows through your heart and through your soul
Until the flames of a burning land once a spark within your hand
Burns you up as it burns out of control

Go North
Let the flames of a burning land light your way
Go North
Let the silence on the streets hear you pray
For the damage and decay
Go North

For every child without a chance for every man without a reason
For every bolted lock upon each factory gate
For every TV advertisement saying things have never really been this good
There’s still a heartbeat in this City of decay
I don’t believe in the light of day
All that blood gets washed away
`Cause all that blood is stained forever on your hands
Until the flames so far away just get closer by the day
Until the heat is at the very spot you stand

Go North
Let the flames of a burning land light your way
Go North
Let the silence on the streets hear you pray
For the damage and decay
Go North