Carry Me

Album: Wind On The Water (1975)
Charted: 52
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  • When I was a young man I found an old dream,
    Was as battered and worn a one as you have ever seen.
    But I made it some new wings and painted the nose,
    And I wished so hard up in the air I rose, singing

    Carry me, carry me
    Carry me above the world
    Carry me, carry me, carry me.

    And I once loved a girl
    She was younger than me
    Her parents kept her locked up in their life
    And she was crying at night,
    And she was wishing she could be free.

    Course mostly I remember her laughing
    Standing there watching us play.
    For a while there, the music would take her away
    And she'd be singing

    Carry me, carry me
    Carry me above the world
    Carry me, carry me
    Carry me above the world.

    And then there was my mother:
    She was lying in white sheets there and she was waiting to die.
    She said, "If you'd just reach underneath this bed
    And untie these weights,
    I could surely fly.

    She's still smiling but she's tired,
    She'd like to hear that last bell ring.
    You know if she could she would
    Stand up, and she could sing, singing

    Carry me, carry me
    Carry me above the world
    Carry me, carry me. Writer/s: DAVID CROSBY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Capitol CMG Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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