Mudcat Café message #1061939 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64659   Message #1061939
Posted By: harvey andrews
27-Nov-03 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Subject: Lyr Add: SONS AND DAUGHTERS (Harvey Andrews)
Sorry, I just seem to have these songs that appear relevant!

Sons and daughters leaving, going far away.
See them sadly waving, wishing they could stay.
All they see about them, darkness and decay.
Sons and daughters leaving, going far away.

Job in South Australia out along a bay.
House with half an acre, mortgage they can pay.
Sandy beach and blue sky, safe for children's play.
Job in South Australia out along a bay.

B
Letting go the children, telling them goodbye.
See you in the summer. Yes, we know you'll try.
Better life for certain, break the bonds that tie.
Letting go the children, telling them goodbye.

Should have gone in '80. Things were different then.
Now you're so much older, couldn't start again.
Smile and say, “It's all right that was way back when.”
Should have gone in '80. Things were different then.

Repeat B

So you're on your own now. That’s the way life goes.
Home's too big and empty. Bid for bungalows.
Learn to send an e-mail leaving out life's woes.
So you're on your own now. That’s the way life goes.

With sons and daughters leaving, going far away,
See them sadly waving, wishing they could stay.
All they see about them, darkness and decay.
Sons and daughters leaving, going far away.
Sons and daughters leaving for a better day.