Sonny don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
And the nights get so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, I'm not all that strong

Sonny lives on a farm, on a wide open space
Where you can take off your sneakers
And give up the race
And you can lay down your head
By a sweet river bed
But sonny always remembers
What it was his mama said

Sonny carries a load, though he's barely a man
There ain't all that to do, still he does what he can
And he watches the sea from a room by the stairs
And the waves keep on rollin'
They've done that for years


It's a hundred miles to town,
Sonny's never been there
And he goes to the highway
And stands there and stares
And the mail comes at four,
And the mailman is old
Oh but still dreams his dreams
Full of silver and gold

Sonny's dreams can't be real,
They're just storieshe's read
They're just stars in his eyes,
They're just dreams in his head
And he's hungry inside for that wide world outside
And I know I can't hold him though I've tried, and
I've tried, and I've tried

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Sonny's Dream Lyrics

John McDermott – Sonny's Dream Lyrics