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America – My Dear lyrics

Written by Dewey Bunnell, ©1983
Found on Your Move, Premium Gold Collection, Centenary Collection, and Highway.

Here in the dawn
As I walk through this dream
As I have done since ages now gone
Shall I read you the letter
They sent postmarked from somewhere out here
It's in Latin, I think, I don't know
Can you help me, my dear
Please, can you help me, my dear

Near to their bed (they never sleep)
They sit sipping their tea, watch the sea
Move the sand through their heads (sit in their chairs by the bay)
Did I show you the marks on the wall
Left by captains now dead (house out on the cove)
They fell fighting for peace in their lives
Or so it is said (still nobody seems to be here)
Please, can you help me, my dear
Please, can you help me, my dear

You can't miss it
A blue forest on a green sky
You must risk it
Don't ignore us if you want us to
If we want us to survive

Where will I be (can't you help me to find my way)
After watching them walking the pier
At the mouth of the sea (I've been lost for so long)
They're in love with the news
And don't show if they're living in fear (still nobody seems to be here)
They eat ice cream alone
Watch the waves at the end of the pier (ah, nobody seems to hear)
Please, can you help me, my dear
Please, can you help me, my dear

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