North and South of the River

I want to reach out over the lough
And feel your hand across the water
Walk with you along an unapproved road
Not lookin' over my shoulder
I want to see, I want to hear, to understand your fear.
But we're north and south of the river

I've been doing it wrong all of my life
This holy town has turned me over.
A man on the run from what he didn't understand
As the wind from the Lough blew colder and colder.
There was a badness that had it's way,
Love was not lost it just got mislaid.

North and south of the river.
North and south of the river.

Can we stop playing these old tattoos,
Darling I don't have the answer.
I want to meet you where you are,
I don't need you to surrender.
There is no feeling so alone
As when the one you're hurting is your own.

North and south of the river.

Some high ground is not worth taking,
Some connections are not worth making.
There's an old church bell no longer ringing,
And some old songs are not worth singing.

North and south of the river.