Refugee Song

from The Gift Village by nick morrison

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Gonna walk a thousand miles
Gonna crawl a thousand more
Gonna live my life in exile
Lord I’m about to break
I can’t take the war no more

Gonna leave my wife and children
Gonna learn to speak in many tongues
And i’ll do my best to learn to do
Whatever labor you need done
I’ll sell the little that I own
I’ll sow the money in my coat
The smugglers will take it from me
When i climb inside the boat
And sail away to peaceful shores
Lord I’m about to break
I can’t take the war no more

Ten more borders must I cross to reach my brothers in the north
And in the woods I hear the dogs howling like a pack of wolves
When I emerge from underground my feet will carry me no more
Tired and hungry and empty handed I’ll be standing at your door
Oh I’ll be at your mercy
‘cause I can’t take the war no more

And if someday I do return
And reach my home all overgrown
I’ll welcome every stranger who
Knocks upon my door
And live in peace til I am old

Lord I’m about to break
I can’t take the war no more


from The Gift Village, released June 12, 2020
Lyrics and music by Nick Morrison


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nick morrison Berlin, Germany

Nick Morrison is a French-American guitarist and singer-songwriter. After 14 years with various projects in Chicago, Boston, and New York, he moved to Berlin in 2012.  By turns melancholic, whimsical, tender, and meditative, his songs and finger-picked guitar style draw on a range of influences, including american folk music, acoustic blues, and west-african music. ... more

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