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Dreams Of Leaving

The other evening the telephone rang: “Hi, it’s Susan, won’t you tell me how you’ve been? I read the papers; I heard you on the news; I guess you’re famous now. Tell me, do the famous get the blues?”

“It seems a lifetime since last I saw your face; guess you’ve had a high time since: I don’t know how you stand the pace. But please forgive me; I didn’t mean to be unkind; it’s just that I’ve been wondering what’s been running through your mind.”

So, I told her I was happy, how contentment flowed like wine, but I left out those occasions when freedom fills my mind and I have dreams of leaving, and sailing a southern sea; heading where those southern breezes blow. Though my hearth and homefires, they keep a hold on me, my heart won’t let those dreams of leaving go.

I said: “It’s my turn now: come on and tell me all your news”. She said: “Well, I’m married, with a daughter, and we’re expecting number two. We live in the country, in a cottage by the sea, and I’m contented; at least, that’s how it seems to me.”

“And we never want for laughter, and we never want for joy, but there are those times, I must admit, when contentment starts to cloy and I have dreams of leaving, and sailing a southern sea; heading where those southern breezes blow. Though my hearth and homefires, they keep a hold on me, my heart won’t let those dreams of leaving go.”


© Tony Hazzard

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from Old Wave: The Lost Roundhouse Tapes, released November 3, 2016

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Tony Hazzard UK

This legendary songwriter wrote hits for Manfred Mann, The Hollies, The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits, Andy Williams, The Yardbirds & Lulu. His song, ‘Fox On The Run’ has been recorded by all the major bluegrass artistes. He also sang backing vocals on three of Elton John’s albums: ‘Elton John’, ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ and ‘Honky Chateau’.
Altogether he has 62 tracks available on iTunes.
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