A LETTER FROM SYDNEY (Paul O Brien)

 

I got a letter from Sydney it said, “Thanks for the song

I just had to cry, it’s been ever so long

I hope to get over early next year

And I’d love to move back, but my family’s all here”

 

“I remember as kids, watching the trains

Race off to Belfast and then back again

The railway police were the scourge of our lives

We’d hide down the sidings and laugh ‘till we cried”

 

I’M MOVING ON FORWARD, BUT I KEEP LOOKING BACK

STONES ON THE SLEEPERS, COINS ON THE TRACK

 

“One brother’s here with me he lives on the coast

And we argue about what we’re missing the most

I should never have sent you that picture, I know

But sometimes I find it so hard to let go”

 

“I best finish up, I just lost track of time

And I’d better look after this family of mine

No need to remind you not to forget

That’s all for now, but we’re not finished yet”

 

WE’RE MOVING ON FORWARD, BUT WE KEEP LOOKING BACK

STONES ON THE SLEEPERS, COINS ON THE TRACK

WE’RE MOVING ON FORWARD, BUT WE KEEP LOOKING BACK

STONES ON THE SLEEPERS, COINS ON THE TRACK