I Can Tell

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I can tell a storm is a-comin’
a force 10 gale is waiting in the wings
when words turn to wind and actions to rain
the flood ain’t gonna wash away the sin
well the cold and the damp is gonna chill us to the bone
frozen souls waiting for the thaw
If you wanna stay dry you better stop runnin’
‘cause I can tell a storm is comin’

I can tell the night is a-comin’
a darkness starts to creep across the land
with fear in our hearts and hate in our minds
the hour glass is running out of sand
when prejudice thoughts corrupt the minds of men
no one’s left to see if right is wrong
If you wanna stay free you better stop runnin’
‘cause I can tell the night is comin’

well you can duck and you can hide
but you won’t outrun the tide
you can sit and you can wait
but you won’t escape your fate
you can bail and you can run
but you won’t undo what’s done

we have to fight the dark times ahead
we have to see a revolution spread

I can tell a war is a-comin’
and I’m wondering how thing’s are gonna end
history tends to repeat it self
it’s happened time and time again
when the needs of a few outweigh the needs of the rest
common sense is strung up by the neck
if you wanna stay clear you better stop runnin’
‘cause I can tell a war is comin’


from Protest Songs EP, released July 13, 2017
Words / Music / Vocals / Guitars: Mark Hatfield
Recording / Mixing: Chris Heinz @ Mute Audio Labs Würzburg



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Hatfield Würzburg, Germany

Mark Hatfield from Würzburg, Germany. Folk-punking stages around the world with his trusty live-sidekick Konstantin Vey. Well, maybe not around the world. Just Germany. Come to think of it... Bavaria. OK, northern Bavaria...

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