The Coast

For Anna, Elisabeth and Derek Walcott

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A family of musicians took shelter for the night
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In the little harbor church of St. Cecilia
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Two guitars, bata, bass drum and tambourine
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Rose of Jericho and Bougainvillea

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This is a lone- -ly life
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Sorrows everywhere you turn
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And that's worth something
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When you think about it
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That's worth some money
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That's worth something
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When you think about it
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That is worth some money

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A trip to the market
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A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight
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That settles over Washington
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A trip to the market
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A trip around the world
Where the evening meal
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Is negotiable, if there is one.

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This is a lonely-lone,      lonely life
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Sorrows everywhere you turn
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And that's worth something
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When you think about it
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That's worth some money
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That's worth something
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When you think about it
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That is worth some money

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To prove that I love you
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Because I believe in you
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Summer skies, stars are falling
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All along the injured coast
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If I have money
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If I have children
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Summer skies, stars are falling
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All along the injured coast

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Oo-wah oo-wah  doo-wop a doo-wah
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Summer skies and stars are falling
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All along the injured coast
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Oo-wah oo-wah doo-wop a doo-wah
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Summer skies and the stars are falling
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All along the injured coast

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We are standing in the sunlight
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The early morning sunlight
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In the harbor church of St. Cecilia
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To praise a soul's returning to the earth
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To the Rose of Jericho and the Bougainvillea

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To prove that I love you
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Because I believe in you
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Summer skies, stars are falling
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All along the injured coast
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If I have money
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If I have children
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Summer skies, stars are falling
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All along the injured coast
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If I have weaknesses
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Don't let them blind me now
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Summer skies, stars are falling
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All along the injured coast
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Oo-wah oo-wah  doo wop a doo wah
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Summer skies, stars  are falling
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Leaving the shadow    of the valley behind me now
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All along the injured coast

Ooh-wah ooh-wah doo wop a doo wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Ooh-wah ooh-wah doo wop a doo wah
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"The Rhythm Of The Saints", 1990
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