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  1. Ancestors' Eyes
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Lyrics

I found a dusty photo
With a black and white expression
Staring back at me
I knew his only grandson
Since he was my father
Who was this man to me?

I took a good look at life, through my ancestors' eyes
Learning from the wayward and the wise

I heard of one called Thomas
Who loved the open water
And longed to be at sea
He sailed out with Prince Henry
Sought a new horizon
And found a whole new world for me

I took a good look at life, through my ancestors' eyes
Learning from the wayward and the wise
I took a good look at life, through my ancestors' eyes
Looking back to where the future lies

I left my home and family
The safety of the harbour
And faced a lonely sea
Through all the storm and struggle
I found the kind of courage
That's been handed down to me

I took a good look at life through my ancestors' eyes
Learning from the wayward and the wise
I took a good look at life, through my ancestors' eyes
Looking back to where the future lies

Looking, learning, loving through their eyes
Through ancestors' eyes

I found some dusty photos
I heard forgotten stories
All, all part of me

Written by David Leask & Mary Ellen Beatty © 1998