“Ferries” by Robyn Hitchcock

This track on a new album by Robyn Hitchcock hit me where it counts today. (It’s actually a cover of a song by a band called I Was A King.)

I transcribed the lyrics (I hope correctly), because one of my kids is obsessed with ferries, and because the chorus is a perfect depiction of me leaving the house for treatment, crossing the street for the subway and looking up and seeing both of the boys waving at me like mad.

Ferries

The ferries and starry skies

The lanterns, the lack of light

Reminding you of everything you have

Still missing the pouring rain

But you won’t return again

You’re laden – there is nothing more to add

CHORUS

Did you see us by the window

Waiting for a sign?

We won’t rest until

We know that you are fine

Still missing the pouring rain

But you won’t return again

You’re laden – there is nothing more to add

It’s the final call

The last way back

The lights will go out anytime

And you still are out on your own

CHORUS

The end of another day

It’s time to be on your way

And from the sea they blow the final note

Cause ferries are out tonight

But you cannot make it right

It’s been forever since you lost that boat

CHORUS

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