Sunset Song
Richard Thompson Lyrics


With you or without you, love,
I must be moving
Never meant to linger here so long
With you or without you,
though it breaks my heart
To hear the Sunset Song

Wasn't that a time we had,
and bless you for it
But I'm a stranger here, I don't belong
The band's down on the jetty,
if you cup your ear
You'll hear the Sunset Song

You said, if I hold my breath
Dive down deep enough
I might grow fins
Seems to me I've held my breath
Held my breath to please you
ever since

Early morning, that's the time
for fare-thee-wells
Slip out of the warm sheets and gone
But I want to hear it as I walk along
Hear the Sunset Song

In your waking, in your dreams,
I won't be martyred
On that cross where some say
I belong
Opinions are coffins, I'll just trust my feet
To find the Sunset Song

Every day I'll wear your memory
Like a favourite shirt upon my back
In the hallway, there's my suitcase
By the door, I never did unpack

With you or without you, love,
I must be moving
Never meant to linger here so long
With you or without you,
though it breaks my heart
To hear the Sunset Song

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Maia Beauvais

one of my favourite songs of all time. Just listen to that guitar and the poetry!

Arkady Yablokov

      "Лос-Анджелес Таймс"  называла его лучшим рок-поэтом после Дилана.  В 2011г. Ричард Томпсон ( гитарист и один из отцов-основателей легендарной группы Fairport Convention) получил орден Британской империи из рук Елизаветы II.  На альбоме Sweet Warrior (2007)  Томпсон снова вступает на знакомую территорию,  безжалостно "препарируя" пороки современного общества...

terri purcell

I must agree never really rated it until I aw him do it Dublin a while back utter magic

DredaiLT

This is great song...

Bruchag

Ah sir..fine fella yerself....he is a great musician and wordsmith overlooked...you have experienced that epiphany when he speaks to you..and the weird thing is as he's told me his songs are never autobiographical?? Ah us Celts:-)))

Bruchag

One of the many hidden diadems tucked away in the great mans locker

Andreas Nikolopoulos

Ωραίο κομματάκι.. :)

jazzyblue2

....απιθανο...thanx,Peg@

Arkady Yablokov

!!!

Kathy Askins

Like I said....1966 ..Waiting....

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