I was gonna end the album with another song but after hearing this one I changed my mind in the studio - Ben Durrant added a lot of great stuff to these tracks in the form of ambient guitar but I think this one was my favorite - it didn't have a title till near artwork completion and after some contemplation, I decided the album title which had been picked months before was most appropriate

The Fugitive Peace

If Elaine calls, will you go to her side
The desert’s been crying, the ground has been dry
The wedding’s been cancelled, the guests have arrived
If Elaine calls, will you go to her side
If Elaine calls, will you go to her side

And if the fire fails, will you cover my cause
Faith is still lying here beneath permafrost
And we’ve been defined both by love and by loss
And if the fire fails, will you cover my cause

And if the song ends you can’t mourn it too long
It’s the commercial trash and the radio’s wrong
The symphony’s poison, the melody’s gone
If the song ends, I’ll sing you the new one.

And when the flood comes it can wash me away
It can have all my baggage and my reasons to stay
I’ve been refined, let my soul never stray
But if the flood comes, it can wash me away

And If Elaine calls, will you go to her side
The desert’s been crying, the ground has been dry
The wedding’s been cancelled, the guests have arrived
If Elaine calls, will you go to her side
If Elaine calls, will you go to her side

Electric Guitar - Ben Durrant
Acoustic Guitar/Piano - RB