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Neil Diamond – Morningside lyrics

Morningside
The old man died
And no one cried
They simply turned away
And when he died
He left a table made of nails and pride
And with his hands he carved these words inside
"For my children"

Morning light
Morning bright
I spent the night
With dreams that make you weep
Morning time
Wash away the sadness from these eyes of mine
For I recall the words the old man signed
"For my children"

And the legs were shaped with his hands
And the top made of oaken wood
And the children sat around this table
Touched with their laughter
Ah, and that was good

Morningside
An old man died
And no one cried
He surely died alone
And truth is sad
For not a child would claim the gift he had
The words he carved became his epitaph
"For my children"

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    I truly believe that Neil Diamond, suffering from some kind of severe depression at that time (1972), was referring to himself -- in fear of dying as an old man, with nobody caring whether he lived or died. The table (signed "For My Children") may be seen as an allegorical symbol for his gift to the world (his music, intended for everyone's enjoyment -- his "children") -- afraid that no one would care if he died, or what he left for us. I think a great many of us have had that fear (myself, for instance) at some time or other. And while I'm not in the record business myself, I still try to serve and bless the lives of people in general, so that I can be remembered in a positive way -- living or dead.
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