Docklands

Mother says
Brush your hair
You’ll go down
To the Laundromat
Maybe…your sister is there
Father says
When you’re young like this
They can seem…pretty bad
Let’s get out
And walk by the river

And there are people who roam the Docklands
And there are ships passing in the night
And there are thousands of things that I have dreamed
Gone in the daylight

Sister says
Hold your head up high
Life goes on, so don’t be afraid
Keep your defenses
But don’t shut the loving out
You’ve got to learn to carry that weight

And all the people who roam the Docklands
And all the ships passing through the night
All the thousands of things that I have dreamed
Gone in the daylight

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a foreign land
There’s a mirror I’m looking through
Lost in the place where I was born
Without a hand to hold on to

Hold on
(hold on)

In the Docklands where I was born
People keep moving to and fro
Everybody’s pushing trying to make it happen
I…beg of you
I beg of you
Ooh, I beg of you

I miss you
More than I thought I could
I need you
More than you know
I was there when they took you away from me
I’ll be there when they let you go
I’ll be there when they let you go

And they’re the people who roam the Docklands
And all the ships passing in the night
And the thousands of things that I have dreamed
Stay in the daylight

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a foreign land
And there’s a mirror I’m looking through
Bring me back to the place where I was born
Without a hand to hold on to

Give me your hand
Give me your hand

Mother says
Brush your hair
We’ll get out and walk by the river
Maybe your sister is there

Hold your head up high
Don’t be afraid
Keep your defenses
But don’t shut the loving out
In the Docklands