Sonny's Dream

Recorded by the Clancy, Evans, & Doherty on "Shine On Brighter"
Words & Music by Ron Hynes
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Sonny lives on a farm, in a wide open space

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You can take off your sneakers and give up the race

  
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You can lay down your head, on a sweet river bed

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Sonny always remembers the words Mamma says

 

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    Sonny don't go away, I'm here all alone
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    Your Daddy's a sailor who never comes home,
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    Nights get so long, and the silence goes on,
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    I'm feeling so tired and I'm not all that strong
 

Sonny carries a load, though he's barely a man
There ain't that much to do, but he does what he can

And he watches the sea from a room by the stairs

And the waves keep on rolling, they've done that for years and for years

 

It's a hundred miles to town, Sonny's never been there

But he goes to the highway and stands there and stares

And the mail comes at four the mailman is old

Sonny still dreams his dreams full of silver and gold

Sonny's dreams can't be real, they're just stories he's read
There's stars in his eyes, there's dreams in his head

And he hungers inside for that wide world outside
But he knows he can't hold it, though he's tried, and he's tried


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