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  1. America

From the recording Pacific Northwest Bound

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Lyrics

I stood on the wings of America
Patched up and jaded and used
The comforting sound of your voice was all that I knew

From Belfast we sailed like a runaway
Full steam with nothing to lose
I'd a stone in my heart and a rip in my sleeve
And it left me confused

And the skyscrapers looked like the photographs
Like something I'd seen in my dreams
I've been writing to you as I toss in the dark blue sea

When they landed our ship in America
We flooded the streets with our rye
She's the pride of the navy and you're crazy if you'll pass her by

And oh I hope, oh I hope, oh I hope
Hope they ain't looking for me

I stood on the wings of America
Just patched up and jaded and used
The comforting sound of your voice, was all that I knew

On the day that I walked through the marketplace
There was hardly a cloud in the sky
But the moment I noticed your blue eyes I started to cry

And oh I hope, oh I hope, oh I hope
Hope they ain't looking for me

Starting again, with nothing but the shirt on my back and the chew in my tin
When our vessel sailed on, I was already long, long gone

As we wandered the streets of America
Just patched up and jaded and used
And the comforting sound of your voice, was all that I knew