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When the Sky Lays Down

from Imaginary Country by John Alan Kennedy



when the sky lays down
and the lights go calm
when the moon gets high
the night birds sing
but they won’t sing until the morning if they’re lonely

the palm wine flows
til the moon gets low
there’s a whistle in the distance coming home
when the sun comes up
and the train rolls in
and the wheels get slow
i hope i see you in the window

when your eyes see mine
and the whole world fades
i will hope you smile
i hope you'll take my hand when we stumble

when my heart gets hurt
and my throat goes dry
and i can’t remember ever loving any other
i will hope you smile
til the sky lays down
i know that dreams so rarely do come easy

when the sky lays down
and the night goes calm
when your eyes see mine
i hope you smile


from Imaginary Country, released May 17, 2020


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