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lyrics

I'd like to speak in defence of empathy
In its final hour
It has served us well ‘til now

Just a few words in defence of empathy
See it off in style
Speak for those not speaking out

Look now on the sunburned ones, [privileged]
Born of broad arrow and an ochre sun
Come all you brilliant bastard sons, in light of what we've been through
We would naturally feel the earth beneath someone else's shoes

I will best remember empathy
The fashion of our kind
Every fashion has its time

So lay to rest our old friend empathy
As my hope expires
Light a candle, light a fire

Look now on the ones privileged
Born of broad arrow and an ochre sun
Come all you brilliant bastard sons, in light of what we've been through
We would naturally feel the earth beneath someone else's shoes

I’d like to keep my faith in empathy
Dormant though it lies

I'd like to keep my faith in empathy
Should the day arrive it will erupt once more and thrive
As it has in days gone by
In a more enlightened time

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from Brett Winterford and Wildes Meadow Band, released August 1, 2015
Syd Green (drums)
Mark Holbert (bass)
Matt Tonks (guitars, backing vocals)
Josh Schuberth (Hammond organ)
Brett Winterford (guitars, vocals)

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