All We Wanted

from Bless The Wind by Ivan Drever

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Again, a song written many years ago that I could never quite work out a melody for, in fact I almost threw the lyrics out last year. You can probably guess it came about during the Thatcher years.


Tomorrow does not change
Circumstances stay the same
Will I lie a little longer, will I carry on this game?
I'm only forty nine, is this all, is this my time?
Is there no hope for us, for anyone
When they're on the dotted line?

All we wanted was to work
All we wanted was to share
All we wanted was a chance but they never really cared
All we wanted was a goal
All we asked for was a job
All we're given is the dole
Then told that that's your lot

Well they say that we're too old
And they say that we don't try
There's not enough to go round
And that we must be work shy
Heaven knows oh we have tried
Do they think this is a game?
As they lay us on the scrap heap
And all the excuses sound the same

So there's no more work for me
What about my youngest son?
What lies a head for him?
When the day of the working man is done
What right have they to say?
What chances have we got?
There are no jobs today
I'm sorry that's your lot


from Bless The Wind, released September 1, 2011


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Ivan Drever Inverness, UK

Ivan Drever hails from Orkney in Scotland, he has recorded a host of albums both solo and with other performers. Having worked with the Knowe O’ Deil and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists. ... more

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