Redemption road

from the album Life As We Know It
words and music by John Carpino

 

Standing at the edge of this mountain
Lookin' out across this land
I see miles and miles of bitter-sweet smiles
People tryin' to understand

And we carry the load
On the redemption road
Yeah, we carry the load
On the redemption road

Standing at the edge of my country
Lookin' from the East to the West
Lately all I can see in the land of the free
People tryin' to get some rest

Still we carry the load
On the redemption road
Yeah, we carry the load
On the redemption road

Lay down your pride and vanity
Walk a mile with me
On the redemption road

I still believe in our future
I still believe in our fate
I still believe that the dreams that we share
Can conquer fear and hate

Standing at the edge of my country
Lookin' from the West to the East
Yeah, we give and we take and we make our mistakes
In our struggle with war and peace

And we carry the load
On the redemption road
Yeah, we carry the load
On the redemption road

Lay down your pride and vanity
Walk a mile with me
On the redemption road