Sonny's Dream
John McDermott Lyrics


Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, I'm not all that strong

Sonny lives on a farm in a wide open space
Kick off your sneakers and let go the race
And you can lay down your head by a sweet river bed
But Sonny always remembers what it was his mama said
Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, I'm not all that strong

Sonny carries a load, though he's barely a man
There ain't much to do, yet he does what he can
He watches the sea from a room by the stairs
The waves keep on rollin', they've done that for years

Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, I'm not all that strong

It's a hundred miles to town, Sonny's never been there
Yet he goes to the highway and stands there and stares
And the mail comes at four and the mailman is old
But he still keeps his dreams full of silver and gold

Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, I'm not all that strong

Sonny's dreams can't be real, they're just stories he's read
They're just stars in his eyes, they're just dreams in his head
Still he longs in his mind for the wild world outside
And I know I can't hold him though I've tried
And I've tried, and I've tried

Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, I'm not all that strong

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Comments from YouTube:

Paragon Arc

I'm quite fond of this song, John is a brilliant singer.Thank you Paola for the upload.

ThePinkTerror

My grandfather and my grandmother loved to listen to this man, my grandfather passed away about ten months ago and my grandmother passed away on Sunday. Listening to John again brings back good memories, thank you.

boorose666

A shout out to Ron Hynes, the great Newfoundlander who wrote this song in 1976.

Denise Joy

Love this song

Gregory Dalton

Ron died last night at the age of 64...a sad day for NL'ers

LadyGreyCarolyn

Thanks for your comment!!

Sean Kelly Hogan

My mother sang this to me when i was 3 to put me asleep

Stewart Fox

I really enjoyed this one Paola.A beautiful song sung brilliantly by John. Best Wishes to you my friend....Stewart.

Garry Herron

A nice song to sing from the heart yes.

SARAH Y HUTSON

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PIECE FROM GOOD OLD MCDEMOTT!! THANKS SO MUCH!! PAOLA!!

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