From the recording CONVERSATIONS WITH EMILY

Lyrics

Folksinger’s Lament

I remember those days very well
Tangled up in the lure of the spell
Chasing down as if a clown a lonesome legacy
How I hope you find a better one than me

Hiding out in the poetry room
Weaving tales on a nylon string loom
To my friends I must have been a pointless mystery
How I hope they find a better friend than me

Is it crime to spend your time, working for a song
You’ll bear the chains of life you wear, be they short or long

See for me that her eyes are as blue
As the sparkling sapphires I knew
On that day I’m sad to say I had to set her free
So that she could find a better man than me

Is it a crime to spend your time, working for a song
You’ll bear the chains of life you wear, be they short or long

Let the boys know our work here is done
Tell the captain the tide’s on the run
Chart the crew safe passage to some other destiny
How I hope they find a, I hope they find a
I hope they find a better one than me