Lyrics

Nicky Loutit: Red

Sleeping figure with Striped Skirt: Anne Rothenstein

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COME HOME IN THE MORNING
SAIL AWAY
BECAUSE
YOU'RE NOT THE ONE



COME HOME IN THE MORNING

Come home in the morning
At the very end of night
Lost our wages playing poker
With the boys by candlelight

Come home in the morning
When the cats are drinking milk
The thermostat is going on
And my slip is made of silk

Come home in the morning
When the foxes sniff and glide
By the seat of your pants
And there's nowhere left to hide

Come home in the morning
When the first birds sing
Come home without warning
But come home, come home in the morning



SAIL AWAY

Your sons and daughters
The last drop
Sail away
Gaby gives you her own chicken soup
She spoons it to your lips
Oh baby this is it
You have had your chips
Sail away
Six spoons of white sugar
Can't dissipate the fog that's coming down
And wrapping you up
Ellie gives you
Apple concentrate from a loving cup
But we can't make you stay
Last beat
Hartley plays Bob Marley
Soft and sweet
You're on your way
And Emily sleeps on the sofa
The candles shine in the blue lagoon
Your out to sea
In the master bedroom
Last smile
Is the price we pay
Louis quiet and strong
Plays the harmonica in his mind
I sing you a song
A lullabye
But we talk in whispers
Sometimes we cry
Try to find the heat
Touch your skin
Feel your pulse
Growing thin
Imperceptibly
Bit by bit
You turn to death
With grace and wit.