Nowhere to Nowhere [Demo]

Words by Alison Pittaway, tune by David Harley

When I came to work on the tune for this, I found it reminded me a little of this bizarre story from 2014. I pretty much wrote the tune sitting in front of the computer, so it’s still a bit tentative, but I’ll come back to it.

Birds made homeless today
The tree fellers came to take their prey
Diggers ripping up the earth
Concrete laid down for what it’s worth
From nowhere to nowhere

Green belt turned grey – why should they care?
Tainted money buys land laid bare
Shifting soil, uprooting pines
Laying down more railway lines
From nowhere to nowhere

Villages and fields torn in two
Holes in the hearts of me and you
Earth and rubble shifted load by load
Traffic chaos on the roads
From nowhere to nowhere

Meadows buried under bricks and dust
Lost to the profiteers and money lust
No more time to have our say
No time to see what went astray
From somewhere to nowhere

Nowhere to nowhere
Nowhere to nowhere

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