Carry On

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Gone away my peaceful days
Like wind across the plain
The fields there have known no despair
Where I sit and stay
The true love that I've known
Is not this common home
But in the trees and the freshwater seas
Where I'm born to roam

It's all the same to you no matter what I do
Carry on, carry on
And all the while I think where we'll be in the end
Will we meet here again

For every man there comes a time
When roaming's on his mind
Does he stay or make a name
Before he's in decline
But now I'm trying to find my place
In the city across the lake
But the winters are cold in old Chicago
Where the lost lie awake

Now time is slipping through my hands
The days and years go by
And I can't let it go and it's starting to show
In my darling's eyes
But warm and soft she holds me close
And life rolls like a wheel
And so I stay still to remain
Far from lonely fields

Relieve this aching my chest
With a soft and loving kiss
Life's at best when you're at rest
With the ones you love and miss
When we're gone let's all meet here
At the clearing in the fields
A place no more with want or war
Just the one you hold most dear


from Down with the Ship, released September 15, 2015
J. Powers & The Waxies



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