I'm the son of the wild swan of Flanders
Who sail on the river of dreams
My mother the swan has left me and gone
My home's the banks of the stream

In the marvelous clouds sail by, marvelous clouds
Aloft in the soft, summer sky, marvelous clouds

I've seen all the lovers and always
I've heard every promise at dawn
I spent too much time just standing in line
To be told I shouldn't belong

And the marvelous clouds sail by, marvelous clouds
Aloft in the soft, summer sky, marvelous clouds

I've looked in the eyes of your heroes
As they sailed from far, distant lands
The mud on their uniforms, mud on their boots
Blood on their faces and hands

In the marvelous clouds sail by, marvelous clouds
Aloft in the soft, summer sky, marvelous clouds

My father, the king of the mountain
Looks down and watches his child
Come home, says he, if you hate what you see
You're young and the country is wild

But I'll stay and I'll wait for the canons
And the drums to stop drumming my ears
Is it too late, mankind, if you run out of time
It's a matter of days or just years

In the marvelous clouds sail by, marvelous clouds
Aloft in the soft, summer sky, marvelous clouds
Marvelous clouds, marvelous clouds


Lyrics submitted by sokorny

Marvelous Clouds song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain