Down on the waterfront
In the haze of the neon lights
Kathleen's staring into the mirror
Like she's looking back into her life
There isn't one thing she wouldn't give
Just to get up and sail away
Everyone's chasing their own special dream
Everyone's trying to escape

Kathleen, there'll come a time
There's a light on the water
Gonna sail out tonight
The fog's rollin' in
You can hear the horn blow
Your ship's coming in
From the Barbary Coast

Maybe there'll come a time
When the strife and the fighting will end
And Kathleen's sailing into the harbor
To pick up the pieces again
Whispering voices out on the wind
That drift through the night on the Bay
Everyone's chasing their own special dream
Everyone's trying to escape

Kathleen, there'll come a time
There's a light on the water
Gonna sail out tonight
The fog's rollin' in
You can hear the horn blow
Your ship's coming in
From the Barbary Coast


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

Kathleen song meanings
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