Land Of My Dreams

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

I took a boat to the land of my dreams
South of the border below
The wind in the sails, it strained at the seams
The warm breeze knew just how to blow

A half moon above me, the stars overhead
Like some sweeter song of my soul
My old life behind me, I left it for dead
The soft waves knew which way to roll

Well it's a long way down
For a lonesome stranger in town
Trying to find out where he belongs
The right place to sing his songs

Met up with a mermaid who looked like the girl
I left behind me at home
Wherever I end up in this whole world
Thoughts of her won't leave me alone

So what I mean, she inhabits my dreams
No matter where I may go
From moonlight rivers to sun-splattered streams
That is, I'm hanged if I know

Well it's a long way down
For a lonesome stranger in town
Trying to find out where he belongs
The right place to sing his songs

I'd tell you my tale from beginning to end
But I don't remember that much
What I don't recall I may have to pretend
I just hope I'm not losing my touch

My dreams are as real as my heartbeat to me
As true as the clouds in my sky
That drift overhead as the clouds hurry by
And the one I'll love till I die

Well it's a long way down
For a lonesome stranger in town
Trying to find out where he belongs
The right place to sing his songs

Well it's a long way down
For a lonesome stranger in town
Trying to find out where he belongs
The right place to sing his songs

I took a boat to the land of my dreams
I took a boat to the land of my dreams
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Blue Moon Junction Jim Laudersale

 


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