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Sonny's Dream

Irish Song Lyrics - Sonny's DreamAuthor: Ron Hynes
Copyright: Wonderful Grand Music

Sonny lives on a farm on a wide open space
Kick off your shoes son, stay out of the race
lay down your head by the soft river bed
Sonny still can remember the words his Mama said CHORUS
Oh, Sonny don't go away, I am here all alone
your daddy's the sailor never comes home
the nights get so long, and the silence goes on
And I'm feeling so tired, I'm not all that strong

Sonny works on the land tough he's barely a man
not much to do, he does just what he can
sits by the window in his room by the stairs
watches the waves gently wash on the pier CHORUS

And it's a hundred miles to town, Sonny's never been there
And he goes to the highway and stands there and stares
And the mail comes at four and the mailman is old
Oh, but he still dreams his dreams full of silver and gold CHORUS

Sonny's dreams can't be real, they're just stories he's read
They're just stars in his eyes, they're just dreams in his head
And he's hungry inside for the wide world outside
And I know I can't hold him though I've tried and I've tried CHORUS

Many years have passed on, Sonny's old and alone
his daddy the sailor never came home
sometimes he wonders what his life would have been
But from the grave Mama still haunts his dreams CHORUS

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