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Stolen

This song is by Dougie MacLean and appears on the album Riof (1997).

It's been stolen from me
Taken never to return
Rendered blind I cannot see
Back along the shining way we've come

No more the stinging tears will fall
Fall to wash the spirit clean
Almost empty almost all
Blind refused to see what might have been

How can the lover's heart proclaim
Once the poetry has gone?
These naked words are not the same
Stranded in some place we don't belong

No more the ancient tales to tell
Words to lead our children on
Left unopened where they fell
All our timeless wisdom now has gone

And so the children bear the loss
Of what's been gained and what's been lost

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