Mudcat Café message #382896 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30018   Message #382896
Posted By: bill\sables
26-Jan-01 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Eldorado (Graeme Miles)
Subject: Lyr Add: MY ELDORADO (Graeme Miles)
MY ELDORADO
(Graeme Miles)

I had my hopes as we all had hopes
For what I'd be and what I'd do
But as my youth soon bloomed and faded
So all my dreams they vanished too

I never found my Eldorado
I never walked down silver sands
I never saw those gold pagodas
Nor held a sunrise in my hand
But I just dreamed and dreamed a dream
I just dreamed and dreamed a dream

I was just a kid just a scruffy kid
But I held the world in my grubby hands
But then the world just turned to water
Ran through my fingers into the sand

The terraced streets were my playground canyons
The shipyard cranes were my redwood trees
The steel yard tips were my mountain ranges
And the brick yard ponds were my seven seas

The public bar was full of sailors
They laughed and sang and told their tales
But I just felt as black as coal
Put down my glass and walked away.