(LOVE ALWAYS) LETTER TO HOME
You might think ther'e some big reason
Why I took this time to write
The cards and letters there's been to few of those
But I just stopped to realize
How long that I've been gone
But ther's a few small things I need to know.
Dear Daddy do the whipperwill still echo through the night?
Does the sound of silence squeeze the morning light?
And have you caught the big one in the pond just down the road?
I miss you so.
Well years keep slipping by me
Like miles out on the road
But I don't guess I'll change my way of life
There's no harm in holding memories
But please tell me if you can
If I can bring those old times inside.
Dear Mama can you still find the dipper in the stars?
Do the roads still go for hours without cars?
Does the frost still shine on the grass outside the door?
Just like before
Tell me more.
Is Sis still planning marriage sometime soon?
Can you still reach out and touch the moon?
Do old songs still ring out through the hills for days and days?
(Transcribed by Machiel Bain - September 2002)