"Sand in Your Shoes" as written by and Al Stewart....
You always were a city kid though you were country raised
And back in some forgotten time we shared the cold north days
But the simple life was not your style, and you just had to escape
So it's goodbye to my lady of the islands

On Remembrance Day the bands all played, the bells pealed through the park
And you lay there by the Do Not signs, and shamed them with your spark
Now winter moans in old men's bones as the day falls into dark
So it's goodbye to my lady of the islands

It was just like this behind the kisses you so soon swept away
I always knew that some day yo'd be bound to just get pulled away

The summer sun beats on and on, the shops swim in the heat
And you're standing by the traffic signs with taxis at your feet
I know that in your city skin you're feeling more complete
So it's goodbye to my lady of the islands

No I never got the letters that you said you'd send me
So it's goodbye to my lady of the islands

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"Sand in Your Shoes" as written by Alistair Ian Stewart

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    General CommentThis, according to Al himself, was a song he tried to create in Dylan-esque style, and he concludes that it probably did not work. I don't think it sounds Bob Dylan. It sounds better.
    zephyr26on September 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRemembrance day is the UK equivalent to Veteran's Day in the USA; a day of reflection and pause for those who gave their lives for king/queen and country.
    quampon November 22, 2014   Link

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