O my son, it seems years since you leave me
To take up the staff and set out to your journey
O my son, when the road has you weary,
May all of its sins be as stones leading to me.
Through all the wrongs you've done,
you'll always be my son
through all the wrongs you've done,
the only records I've kept are
the days you've been away from home
I light my lamps, unlocked my doors,
keep watch for you at night.
I've set aside my robe and ring
until my son arrives

What mystery that I, as young, had spent my fathers lot
To be received by arms wide flung and greeted as a son.


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    Lyric CorrectionO my son, it seems years since you leave me
    to take up the staff and set out to your journey.
    (When? When are you coming home to me, my son?
    Through all the wrongs you've done, you'll always [be my son].)

    O my son, when the road has you weary,
    may all of your sins be as stones leading to me.

    Through all the wrongs you've done,
    (You'll always ... You'll always be my son.)
    you'll always be my son.
    (You'll always ... You'll always be my son.)
    Through all the wrongs you've done,
    the only records I keep are
    the days you've been away from home.
    (When are you coming home to me, my son,
    through all the wrongs you've done?)

    I light my lamps, unlock my doors,
    keep watch for you at night.
    I've set aside my robe and ring,
    until my son arrives.

    [Instrumental Break]

    What mystery that I, as young, should spend my fathers lot
    to be received by arms wide flung and greeted as a son.
    Swaffyon January 09, 2012   Link

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