New Traditions

Wild Geese

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Linda Connell Studley
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Linda Studley

Story

Wild Geese is a bit of a personal lament for my lost Irish heritage. The Irish ‘Wild Geese’ have scattered little crumbs of Ireland’s soul across the globe, some have kept the connection to their heritage, some have lost it, and some seek for it still. Being one of these seekers, I wrote this song from my perspective; from the, possibly irrational, longing for a homeland lost centuries ago.

Lyrics

Where do you come from, where are you going to

Where is the land you once called your home

Where is there peace for the wandering feet

Of the pilgrim tired and alone

Long, long ago and far away

A man set sail with the tide

To a foreign war in a foreign land

To avenge a foreign pride

Where do we come from, where are we going to

Where is the land we once called our own

Where is there peace for the child of the pilgrim

Who wandered far from home

What did they offer for your soul

For the faithful sword you wield

Was gold or land or glory worth

Your life’s blood on the field

Fly on wild geese to the ends of the earth

Where the ways and the stars are strange

The ones who follow can never forget

Though the world may be old and changed

Why were the stories never told

And the language not passed down

If we returned would there be pride

Or shame in what we found

Where do I come from, where am I going to

Why do the voices call me back home?

Where is there peace from the ghost O

f the pilgrim who wanders tired and alone

Fly on wild geese to the ends of the earth

Where the ways and the stars are strange

The ones who follow can never forget

Though the world may be old and changed

Where do you come from, where are you going to

Where is the land you once called your home

Where is the peace for the wandering feet

Of the pilgrim tired and alone

Where the souls of the wild geese roam

 

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