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Thread #48568   Message #731783
Posted By: Clinton Hammond
17-Jun-02 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: Lyr Add: REFUGEE (James Keelaghan)
From James Keelaghan... a song called "REFUGEE"

I will write you one last time, you will be here in the morning
I imagine that you're sleeping on the North Atlantic swell
There's a wind in off the sea, enough to keep me waking
Enough to make me thing we will say no more farewells

All the words that pass between us, a line of pale blue letters
Stretching from the Sambro lighthouse to the waves around Lands End
Now you're following that line enveloped by the darkness
You'll find me waiting when you reach it's end

All the ones who ran from war All the wealthy and the wounded
That have landed on this shore They don't mean a thing to me
All that matters is the one who will be with me tomorrow
It's a lonely heart that loves the refugee

You have left behind your home, I have left behind my family
We have come here to this shore with the strength to start anew
There's a world here for the taking, a safe and steady harbour
There's a million things to think of but tonight I'll think of you

It's immigrants we are, this land has known no other
There's a million came before us, a million more will follow on
An endless wave is washing on this rocky coastline
Carving features in the landscape, fanning out and moving on

All the ones who ran from war All the wealthy and the wounded
That have landed on this shore They don't mean a thing to me
All that matters is the one who will be with me tomorrow
It's a lonely heart that loves the refugee

Tomorrow morning you'll look out, you will see this lovely coastline
From Michel Bay to Prospect it will seem like open arms
And those arms they will enfold you sweep you safe into the harbour
Deliver you from loneliness and harm

Tomorrow morning I will climb upon the hill above the harbour
I will look out to the East to where the heaven meets the sea
And when the ship has come in sight, I will run down to the dockside
And welcome here just one more refugee