I was born on the coast
One too many children in a family of ghosts
Where my father worked the mines
Oh my mother died each time
She heard the thunder roll from the coal black earth
I grew up on my own
With my father passed away and my brothers fully grown
And they worked way underground
Just like every man in town
And they told me of the day It would be my turn
But my window looked out on the harbour
I could see the ships as they'd come in to take a load
Oh it made me want to wander
It finally drove me to the road
Oh-ho I wandered away
Oh-ho I'll not forget that day
I would cease my wandering if I could go back home
But if I could go back home I'd be alone

Sometimes deep in the night
When I'm standing all alone
Thinking about my life, well their voices
Like the wind across the sea
And I know I had no choice, what I'd done was right
But my window looked out on the harbour
I could see the ships as they'd come in to take a load
Oh it made me want to wander
It finally drove me to the road
Oh-ho I wandered away
Oh-ho I'll not forget that day
I would cease my wandering if I could go back home
But if I could go back home I'd be alone
But if I could go back home I'd be alone
But if I could go back home I'd be alone


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    General CommentThis was written in 1984 by Lorne Clarke and first released on his 1999 self-titled LP.
    azkmon April 10, 2008   Link

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