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  1. Refugees

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REFUGEES

There’s a baby bird a-sleeping in the hollow of my hand
There’s a cow so deep and gentle in the meadowland
The wind is filled with laughter, the world is spinning faster
And everything keeps shifting like the sand

Now do you think a sweet companion will ease you of your pain?
Do you think that signs and sciences will keep away the rain?
The monastery and the town will all in time come tumbling down
Are you going to make the same mistake again and again?

REFUGEES, REFUGEES, WE ARE ALL REFUGEES (2X)

Now does it sometime seem as if your spirit cannot be contained
Inside this body that you try so hard to maintain?
The blinding light, the empty space, the endless sight
The sweet embrace in the night

O mama, am I really born again?


REFUGEES, REFUGEES, WE ARE ALL REFUGEES (2X)

Now if you’re feeling like a stranger far from your home country
Remember we are all alone together, the ancient family
The builder and the breaker, the trader and the taker,

The mover and the shaker, the slave and the free

REFUGEES, REFUGEES, WE ARE ALL REFUGEES (2X)

There’s a certain kind of shelter in your own simplicity
And we can make our home within this moment on the endless journey
The heart it keeps on beating, the hunger keeps on eating
The breath it keeps repeating endlessly

REFUGEES, REFUGEES, WE ARE ALL REFUGEES (4X)