Song Lyrics

So, this next song means so much to us
And…it’s about a life unfairly snatched away
We wrote it for Greg Carroll, whose family are with us tonight
Whose families are with us tonight
But tonight it belongs to the miners of the West Coast Pike River…
One Tree Hill

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy love
A sun so cruel it leaves no shadow, only scars
Carved into stone under the face of earth
The moon is up and over One Tree Hill
We see the sun go down in your eyes

You run like a river to the sea
Tears like a river to the sea

And in our world a heart of darkness
A firezone
Where workers wait their part
Then bleed for it
While Jara sang his song’s a weapon
In the hands of love
You know a miner blood’s a cry on the ground

It runs like a river to the sea
With tears like a river to the sea

And I don’t believe in painted roses
Or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful
I’ll see you again
As the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red
Over One Tree Hill

We run like a river to the sea
We run like a river to the sea

And when it’s raining, raining hard / Run to the sea
That’s when the rain will break your heart / Run to the sea

(Rain in your heart)
(Rain in your heart)

Oh great ocean, oh great sea
Run to the ocean, run to the sea