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Thread #31096   Message #967687
Posted By: Wolfgang
17-Jun-03 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Father's Song (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: Lyr Add: FATHER'S SONG (Ewan MacColl)
(Ewan MacColl)

That's another day gone by, son, close your eyes
Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
Go to sleep and have no fear, son
For your mum and dad are near, son
And the giant is just a shadow on the wall

Go to sleep, and when you wake it will be light
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
It's not like the dark you find, son
In the depth of some men's minds, son
That defies the daily coming of the dawn

Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
You'll be needing all your strength before too long
For you'll soon be on your way, son
Fighting battles every day, son
With an enemy who thinks he owns the world

Stop your crying now; let daddy dry your tears
There's no bogeyman to get you, never fear
There's no ogres, wicked witches
Only greedy sons of bitches
Who are waiting to exploit your life away

Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride
Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside
If you listen to their lying
They will con you into dying
You won't even know that you were once alive

No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep
There are answers to your questions but they'll keep
Go on asking while you grow, son
Go on asking till you know, son
And then send the answers ringing through the world

(As sung by Dick Gaughan)

Copied and pasted (reformatted) from the source in my above link