Healy and Juravich: Tangled in our dreams

The Sky Road

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Jimmy MacCarthy

Danny’s made his mind up, he’s leaving for America
He’s leaving for America, leaving all of us behind
He says there’s nothing here not drenched in beer
In blood and retribution
And the wealth distribution’s
Been weighing heavy on his mind

And he knows that he’ll regret the leaving
Knows that he will pine for grieving
For the Sky Road by the singing sea
And all of us behind

Danny looks so lovely, working in the fields
Or dancing like a wild one, sparks flying round his heels
But his friends all gone before him
From the sacred ground that bore them
And they wonder, does she scorn them
For giving up the land?

And they know that they’ll regret the leaving
Know that they will pine for grieving
For the Sky Road by the singing sea and
All of us behind

Danny’s made his mind up, he’s leaving for America
He’s leaving for America, leaving all of us behind
And I wonder, does he know I love him?
All below and none above him
As I sit here by the singing sea
Alone and left behind?

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