Something like a blues song

When my brother and his wife Judy were touring the Midwest this summer as the folk music act Andy & Judy —  http://www.andyjudysing.com —   I joked they needed another train song, and suggested the title, “Waiting on the Detroit Limited.” Well, this is not that song, but it is something.

Chorus: When it only feels like leaving,

Carrying dreams we meant to share.

Know that roads do circle, and hearts have room to spare.

Listen to the wind and hear the voices there.

What we leave behind will follow.

Sunset tonight is sunrise tomorrow.

 

Verse: African winds still rain,

Raining down forever

The voices cracking through trees

Where strange fruit was hung.

I can see the storm clouds lifting,

Feel the warming sun;

Take my brother’s hand

When all our work is done.

 

Verse: I saw you standing, standing on the street

Wet eyes closed, tears rolling on your cheeks.

Your hand was once warm in mine

We shared the secret smile.

Would your voice again be soft,

A whisper in my ear?

Let us lean again at the corner

And laugh away the tears.

 

Chorus: When it only feels like leaving,

Carrying dreams we meant to share.

Know that roads do circle, and hearts have room to spare.

Listen to the wind and hear the voices there.

What we leave behind will follow.

Sunset tonight is sunrise tomorrow.

 

 

Verse: The steel rang loud under my hammer,

The plow furrowed the rocky soil.

I went to war a boy. What would I be tomorrow?

Tell us your dreams, shed the many sorrows.

The baby cried in my hands as you smiled,

And the old man closed his eyes, journey done.

Thank you, ma’am, he said, you brought me to the end.

No, sir, I said. It is your life that we commend.

 

Chorus: When it only it feels like leaving,

Carrying dreams we meant to share.

Know that roads do circle, and hearts have room to spare.

Listen to the wind and hear the voices there.

What we leave behind will follow.

Sunset tonight is sunrise tomorrow.

 

 

About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I have written at least three complete novels, have three others started and on my website michaelstephendaigle.com is the draft chapter of the latest effort,"The Swamps of Jersey."
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