Far away, far away, child
Turn your eyes far away, child
I will sleep right down beside you
Tonight
I will sleep
Tonight

Pirate ships, pirate ships, child
Merry and bold
Sparkling and rich, child
Coming to dock
Right at your feet
Tonight
Coming to dock tonight

In the stars
In the stars, child
See the people
In the stars, child
They will sail
Right through your window
Tonight
Into your window
Tonight

Far away, far away, child
Turn your eyes
Far away, child
I will sleep
Right down beside you
Tonight
I will sleep
Tonight
I will sleep
Tonight


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    General CommentI sing this all the time, it's a pretty type of lullaby. Robert's voice is so beautiful.-Amanda
    bloodflowers323on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like a song he would sing to his child but he has openly said that he and his wife were not planning on having children.
    lokithecaton April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is actually a cover of a Judy Collins song, which in turn is a cover of a Wendy Waldman song. Robert covered the song solo to contribute to the Elektra Records compliation Rubaiyat, but the band as a whole ended up covering the Doors "Hello, I Love You" instead. I really love the organ and the sea sounds and gull cries on this song.
    ZombieCultHeroon April 19, 2006   Link

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