Sonny's Dream

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Newfoundland's "Man of 1000 Songs", Ron Hynes, created this anthem of the heart and home: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KD7eUfIgCk

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Sonny's Dream

Words and Music - Ron Hynes
As Performed by Allison Crowe

Sonny lives on a farm in a wide open space.
You can take off your sneakers and give up the race.
You could lay down your head by a sweet river bed,
but Sonny always remembers what it was his Momma said.

Sonny carries a load though he's barely a man.
There ain't all that to do, but he does what he can.
And he watches the sea from a room by the stairs,
and the waves keep on rollin' - they've done that for years.

“Sonny don't go away, I am here all alone.
Your daddy's a sailor who 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.”

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

Sonny's dreams can't be real, they're just stories he's read.
There are stars in his eyes and there’s dreams in his head.
And he's hungry inside for the wide world outside,
and I know I can't hold him though I have tried and tried.

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

“Now, Sonny don't go away, I am here all alone.
And your Daddy's a sailor who never comes home.
The nights get so long, and the silence goes on,
and I'm feeling so tired, not all that strong.”

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from Newfoundland Vinyl, released June 25, 2013
All vocals, guitar, instrumentation, arrangement, engineerig and production - Allison Crowe

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