Rocket to the Moon

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Runrig

Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group formed in Skye, in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig Dance Band'. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included songwriters Rory Macdonald and Calum Macdonald. The current line-up also includes longtime members Malcolm Jones, Iain Bayne, and more recent… more »

Here hangs an open landscape 
A wild and huge frontier 
From a harsh and a barren wasteland
 Through the grave to the promised field

You came, you trapped, you charted 
You laid the railroads and the schemes 
And you tamed this land by enterprise 
And by the power of your dreams 

But you made this Clan great 
And you made this nation bloom
And you rose
With your people through the new world 
Like a rocket to the moon

From the olden coasts of Ireland 
From the Hebridean shores
With the forgotten chosen ones
 Running from Europe in droves 

But you made this Clan great 
And you made this nation bloom
And you rose
With your people through the new world 
Like a rocket to the moon

There's a town in Manitoba 
They say the windows touch the sky
But across the brine the shipyards close
In this garden flowers die

 Still the homelands divide us
Like your blood red brothers of the plains 
But where they grieve a candle still burns 
A prayer from a flicker to a flame 

But you made this Clan great 
And you made this nation bloom
And you rose
With your people through the new world 
Like a rocket to the moon

Written by: C. MACDONALD, R. MACDONALD

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