The Great Unknown
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written by Les Holroyd

All Lovers in the Night
Look up and see the Dawn
Reach out into the Light
Before you travel on

All you have to do is smile for me
Lonely Days will disappear

All Lovers of the World
We though we had it all
Reach out and touch someone
Across the great Unknown

All you have to do is smile for me
Lonely Nights will disappear.

Promises are soon forgotten
Watch them falling one by one
Nothing stays the same forever
See the Years go on and on they fly

We'll wait for the Days
Changing our Ways
All over the World
Reach out for someone
All over the World

All you have to do is smile for me
Lonely Nights will disappear
All of my Life...

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The Ballad of Denshaw Mill
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written by John Lees

On a cold starry night in the winter time
Stood three old men by a mill pond in the moonlight
And they spoke of their young men in the front line
How they all wish them home for the Christmas time
As they spoke from the east came a bright light
And it sparkled like pure gold in their sad eyes
And an angel came down on Denshaw Mill
Spreading her light all around on the dark side

Are you blind, can you not see?
Do you think that it's me who deceives?
He promised to be there if you believe to carry you home.

A hole as rotten as ever fouled the green earth
Was this old mill in it's day, spoke the angel
Yet there's many a poor boy in foreign climbs
Who would think this old mill now a palace fine

As she spoke from the mill there came laughter
Came the warm sounds of their young men like a summer breeze
And they rose in the night like fire bright
Spreading their light all around on the dark side

Are you blind, can you not see?
Do you think that it's me who deceives?
He promised to be there if you believe to carry you home.

No one knows what became of the bonnie lad
Posted missing, lost in action in a far land
Fools and heroes, gallant men, now side by side
With the old men who believed
They came home that night
To the warmth of their homes at Christmas time
To the peace of their homes at Christmas time.

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