"Morningside" as written by and Neil Diamond....
Morningside, the old man died.
And no one cried, they simply turned away.
And when he died,
He left a table filled with nails and pride.
And with his hands he carved these words inside:
"For my children"

Morning light, morning bright.
I spent the night with dreams that make you weep.
Morning time,
Wash away the sadness from these eyes of mine,
For I recall the words an old man signed:
"For my children"

And the legs were shaped with his hands,
And the table made with oaken wood.
And the children that sat around this great table,
Touched it with their laughter, and that was good.

Morningside, the old man died.
And no one cried, he surely died alone.
And truth is sad,
For not a child would claim the gift he had.
The words he carved became his epitaph......
"For my children"

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"Morningside" as written by Neil Diamond

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    General CommentThis song makes me cry everytime that I listen to it. It describes the worst way that anyone can leave this Earth. His voice is a perfect voice on this song as far as I am concerned.
    trapperjohnon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of the most powerful and moving and beautifully sad songs I've ever heard. It is an unrecognised masterpiece. The live version on the 1972 album "Hot August Night" is truly magnificent and unforgettable. I defy anyone not to be moved by this piece.
    jaimetoion December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHome. I'm going home. Home. OM
    john581246on June 05, 2016   Link

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