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Dream To Live (Great Big Sea)

Set off for America,
Far across the ragin' sea,
From the frozen coves of my island home,
To the land of liberty.
I had to leave my girl behind,
Until I made my way;
Oh, Molly dear, please wait for me,
I'll come back for you some day.

We landed hard in Boston,
And I'd never seen the like;
A small-boat boy from around the bay,
In this sea of shining lights.
Two days in I got a job,
Building towers of high steel;
I had to learn to not look down,
And I quickly learned to kneel.

And I wonder if this will ever end...
And I wonder if I'll ever see your face again.

All I need is one good night's sleep,
In your loving arms to mend;
Sleep to dream and we dream to live,
Will I live to love you again?

I saved every cent I could,
But the months turned into years;
Then a letter came from Molly,
And confirmed my deepest fears.
She would no longer wait for me,
She'd found a better man;
I might have been in America,
But my heart was broken... in Newfoundland.

All I need is one good night's sleep,
In your loving arms to mend;
Sleep to dream and we dream to live,
Will I live to love you again?

All I need... All I need...
All I need... All I need...

My working days are over now,
And my children have all grown;
I did the best with what I had,
But some days I feel alone.
I often wonder where you are,
Do you still know my name;
And deep inside this old man's heart,
There's a love that still remains.

All I need is one good night's sleep,
In your loving arms to mend;
Sleep to dream and we dream to live,
Will I live to love you again?

All I need is one good night's sleep,
In your loving arms to mend;
Sleep to dream and we dream to live,
Will I live to love you again?

All I need... All I need...
All I need... All I need...

####.... Séan McCann of Great Big Sea ....####
Recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Fortune's Favour, trk#7, 2008, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

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