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Sonny's dream

Geplaatst 23 nov. 2011 07:49 door D. R. S.   [ 23 nov. 2011 08:08 bijgewerkt ]

Sonny lives on a farm on a wide-open place,
Where you can take off your sneakers and give up the race.
You can Lay down your head by a sweet river bed,
But Sonny always remembers what it was his Mama said,
Sonny, don't go away, I'm here alone,
Your daddy's a sailor, who never comes home.
And the nights get so long,
and the silence goes on,
I'm feeling so tired, and I’m not all that strong.

Sonny carries a load, though he’s barely a man
There ain ’t all that to do, still he does what he can
And he watches the see from a room by the stairs
And the waves keep on rolling, they’ve done that for
Years and years and years.


It’s a hundred miles to town, Sonny’s never been there
But he goes to the highway and stands there and stares
And the mail comes at four and the mailman is old
Sonny still dreams his dreams full of silver and gold.


Sonny’s dreams can’t be real, they’re just stories he read.
They’re just stairs in his eyes, they’re just dreams in his head.
And he hungers inside for that wide world outside
But he knows he can’t hold it, though he’s tried and tried and tried..


Sonny, don't go away