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We Have Everything to Gain by Leaving

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We’re afraid of becoming them
We’re afraid of being like them
Afraid of living their lives
We have hopes that we’ll be something more
With the fear that we’ll be nothing more

We’ll leave this place tonight
I don’t know where we’ll go but it has to be better
We can leave this place tonight
Or live out our lives... in terror

As the train speeds away
Beyond the limits of the town
We see the houses tumble
And turn into rolling hills
Then we look in each other’s eyes
And see a nervous smile arise
'Cause I'm here with you and you're here with me

Leaving the town in search of the city
Leaving the town in search of the countryside

We arrive in the city
See the scale and the splendour
The crush of the people
The rush of a new life
Trains towards new lands
Of Britain
Of Europe
Can we live among them?
Yes, we are not dead
We are not dead

Now life is so much better
We can forgive all the pain of our lost years
And as the sun is beating down
Reflected in the river
There's something to be said for
The hills and the fields

There's no escaping the things that we've seen
But we'll fight for this life and we'll live 'til we're dead


from This Sporting Life, released October 21, 2013


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