The Country of the Blind – Lyrics

I didn’t mean to lose my way

But I stand before you here today

For I hardly know how I found myself

In the country of the blind


I will tell you where I’ve been

And of all the things you’ve never seen

And I heard a voice and I heard it say

In the country of the blind

In the country of the blind

The one-eyed man is king


But what can I convince you of

When there’s only stone in your sky above

And no holy wars in this far off place

In the country of the blind


For you are wrong and I am right

My time will come so I refuse to fight

But I had a life and I had a dream

In the country of the blind

In the country of the blind

The one-eyed man is king


So take my life away

So take this life so you can pray

For there’s no compromise

This is the country of the blind

And with no eyes to see

There is no hope for you or me

And this is how we’ll die

So take this life, so take this only dream


For you are blind yet I can see

To ignore the screams, that should never be

And what you believe can you prove it’s real?

   In the country of the blind


What can I say what can I do

Intolerance is nothing new

You can keep your life and I’ll take my sight

From the country of the blind

In the country of the blind

The one-eyed man is king


And if we can’t survive

Reject this chance to stay alive

Because I can’t explain

Why we will never be the same

So please don’t say it’s true

That this world is only made for you

And now when hope has gone

Give me the strength to carry on