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Comforts Of Home (Buddy Wasisname)

He was rocked in a cradle in a two storey house,
On the rocks down in Bonavist' Bay;
He can still hear the stories his Grandfather told,
At the end of those hard workin' days,
See the light on the ceiling from the kerosene lamp,
Coals through the drafter of the stove;
He remembers those days with those plain simple ways,
'Cause they're branded so deep in his soul.

He can still hear the squeaking of Nan's rocking chair,
And the clock ticking quietly on the mantel;
Stockings hung on the clothes pole up over the stove,
And the split box piled high with dry shavings,
And the picture by the window of the soldier's farewell,
Another of the soldiers return;
Ah, they won't go away 'cause he sees them each day,
As he yearns for a life that is simple.

But he can never go back
'cause he's hauled up the tracks,
He's a drifter and a rolling stone;
But he always remembers the comforts
and the pleasures of home.

And the sights though the window in the cove in the spring,
Gave memories that will always be with you;
Straight down the old foot path through the garden to the wharf,
As the ice pans drift out through the channel,
Smell the oakum, hear the laughter as the men work away,
To the rising and the falling of the tides;
Like the waves on the beach, he can now only reach,
For those days that are long gone behind him.

He walked out in the springtime, pushed by a dream,
Though his footprints were all headed homeward;
Green grass has grown browner, fat chances grew slim,
Tough choices, rough dealings, hard bargains,
And the years brought him closer to the place left behind,
To the peace and the quiet rarely found;
Now he'd trade it away for a day by the bay,
With the sights and the sounds and the rhythms.

But he can never go back
'cause he's hauled up the tracks,
He's a drifter and a rolling stone;
But he always remembers the comforts
and the pleasures of home.
He can never go back
'cause he's hauled up the tracks,
He's a drifter and a rolling stone;
But he always remembers the comforts
and the pleasures of home.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (The Miracle Cure, trk#13, 1992, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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