Come To Caerphilly

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Will you come to Caerphilly o'er the free boundless ocean
Where the waves are seen far off in thundering motion,
Where the mermaids are seen as the fierce tempest gathers
And a song in the wind sings dear land of our fathers.
Will you come, ‘cross the sea and the stories so deep,
will you come to Caerphilly ‘fore it’s gone?

Will you come to the land of old kings and young princes
Of lords they have found alive in stone faces
Where one drove armies and another drove rain
And whose valleys remain still beautiful as they left them
Will you come, ‘cross the sea and the stories so deep,
will you come to Caerphilly ‘fore it’s gone?

Nearby there’s a tower and an abbey of poems,
The walls held up battles and blood still is on them
The walls held in prayers that have spread through the valley,
From those crumbling pieces you still hear them whispering
Will you come, ‘cross the sea and the stories so deep,
will you come to Caerphilly ‘fore it’s gone?

You can see an old city, and the rooms of a castle
The marble and wood and every thing on a pedestal,
Worth more than the lifetime of the man who carved them
Ten years with his son, and they didn’t write his name down
Will you come, ‘cross the sea and the stories so deep,
will you come to Caerphilly ‘fore it’s gone?

The cathedral still stands, fifteen centuries made it,
A crater of green where the bomb finally landed
Where the soil’s made holy by the blood of each true man
And time is in pieces that fall from the ceiling
Will you come, ‘cross the sea and the stories so deep,
will you come to Caerphilly ‘fore it’s gone?

Will you come and awake our lost land from its slumber
The hold we must break, but the links we’ll remember
And the air will sound out with new songs that will greet you
While the shore will hold shadows and folk tales to meet you
Will you come, ‘cross the sea and the stories so deep,
will you come to Caerphilly ‘fore it’s gone?

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from Play Me A Time, released January 5, 2006
Photo by Daniel Steinbock

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