Gary Bragg
High Plains Storm

Shadow Gold  

They give you horses and then hide the trail

They set you adrift without a sail

They put you in jail and deny the bail

They give you a way to have a say

And charge you for air

 

They cut down the trees

To give you a view

They carve up the land

tell you to move

They bury the children

Who question their power

They say there’s a cure by selling the future

And charge by the hour

 

There’s a long shadow

And it’s made of gold

There’s a long shadow

That blocks out the soul

It’s the only way they know

Lead you down the same old road

Your dream’s already sold

And all their words are shadow gold

 

Must find your way

by the sound of your voice

when all the maps

are made of noise

When you feel the ground

You will believe

This is our land, we’ll take a stand in the land of the free

 

There’s a long shadow

And it’s made of gold

There’s a long shadow

That blocks out the soul

It’s the only way they know

Lead you down the same old road

Your dream’s already sold

And all their words are shadow gold

 

They give you horses and then hide the trail