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Written by Tom Robinson/Brian Mulligan/Steve Gribben (Notting Hill Music)

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Where the sun lights up still waters in the harbour,
And where hungry eyes once stared out to the sea,
Yes it's there that I'll come home, across the dancing foam,
And once again I'll walk on Castle Island

I remember years ago the place seemed quieter,
The rain fell softer still, the moon shone brighter
Maybe memory plays its' games, and the beauty's still the same
As when I took my first steps on Castle Island

I smiled as I walked up past the old ballroom
Where in sharp creased suits we'd laugh and dance till dawn
And when Mary said 'I will' my heart with joy was filled
But we cried as we sailed out from Castle Island

The city that we came to was a stranger,
Where neighbours passed you by without a word,
The work we did was hard and filled with danger,
Never found the promised land of which we'd heard

We met up with fellow souls who'd left the old place,
And we'd drown our dreams in pints and whiskeys smooth,
And when Liam would sing a song, we'd be carried all along,
Transported through the tune to Castle Island

Now the years lie heavy on my aching shoulders,
And my weary bones cry out for rest at last,
When the circle is complete, the good earth will taste so sweet,

As they lay me down to sleep on Castle Island,
With my own folk I shall sleep 'neath Castle Island

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from Living In A Boom Time [1992], released February 3, 2013

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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