From the recording The Life That We Once Knew
Well a father gave his money to a crooked man, he never saw the aces palmed in his hand, as he told him how the riches flowed like a deep cold well.
He sent two young boys of nine and eleven, off to a land that he thought was heaven, but along the way they found themselves in hell.
But they never lost the sight of the prize at hand, if they could only make it to the promised land, they’d find a good life just like they were told.
They’d have pieces of earth to call their own, they could plant their seeds and build their homes, and find shelter from the storm as they grow old.
They ate lizards and rats whatever they saw, there was no fire so they ate em raw, and learned to live like dogs without a home.
They watched peoples health just fade away, and even though the people prayed every day, they’d end up in a shallow grave without a stone.
They followed their path in the dead of night, it seemed that every step had to be a fight, as they crossed that cold and unforgiving ground.
Still the greatest fear that they had to face, was when they hit the river and they ask for grace, to make it to the other side without being drowned.
But they never lost the sight of the prize at hand, and they finally made it to the promised land, they found a good life just like they were told.
They got pieces of earth to call their own, they planted their seeds and built their homes, and found shelter from the storm as they grew old.