Blood or Money?

by Andy Thornton

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May 2017 - rough mix from forthcoming album 'The Restless Horizon'


Canary Wharf towers like hives full of bees
Stoking up fuel so God saves the Queen
Extending our hopes beyond our means
Stringing us out on a life of dreams
Then one man's brief and busy working hour
Demands 100 times another's power
That's how it seems

What is it binds us
Is it blood or money?
What can divide us
Is it blood or money?

This once flattened land from bombs of war
Forgets the history that binds us all
The blood that flowed from rich or poor
Was the pain that joined us like never before
And taught us how we're all the same
One flesh and blood, one short lived flame
That's a forgotten law


Choose The skin, the language, the look or the land,
Choose The faith, or the sex, use all you can
Til divided an conquered were less than human
Living off scraps from the unseen hand
No market or means test when you reach death's door
Just the love of a child trusting life holds more
Take that hand



released May 31, 2017



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Andy Thornton has been writing songs since the day he first picked up a guitar at age 14. His instinct for telling a story is only equalled by his passion to get beneath the surface of everyday life and unveil the secrets of the human heart; whether it be anger, frustration, tenderness, wild love or hope of justice. ... more

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