Where to Now?

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When asked which song they like best from Distant Shores, most people pick this one, "Where to Now?"

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WHERE TO NOW?
Listen, the words you speak
are not too clear
Still I listen
Only time will tell
if I could hear and understand

Circumstantial
evidential moments
can make a man
change his ways
And reactionary
actionary masses
seem to say: Set a course!
But where to now?

Leave us
don't stand there
leave us like an old man
move on blind dreamer
move on
You're a young fool!

Young man
you've been thinking
is there anything here
for me?
Make up your mind
and they'll do the rest
but my ladies do nothing
for free

Ooh you're a young boy
a bad risk but there's
no need to fear
Sign on the line
and I'll take your like
but I swear you'll be rich
in a year

Hold on give me one minute Heartless cold bastards!
You'd steal from the poor
I'll move on
as love is my witness
But where to now?
Where to now?
Where to now?

I've been searching
searching so long
I just need
I need someone
who cares for me
Oh I need you now

Listen, the dawn is breaking
the time is near
As I listen
there's no mistaking
I've got to run
but I don't know where
don't know where

Inconsistencies
and contradictions
can make a man
lose his head
And retaliation's
consequential actions
seem to say: Set a course!
But where to now?
Where to now?
Leave us
don't stand there
leave us like an old man
move on blind dreamer
move on
You're a young fool!

Copyright 1978

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from Distant Shores, released July 1, 1978

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