On Our Way Back Home (Lullaby)

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

A track from an unreleased Robert Hunter album. It generally circulates under the title "On Our Way Back Home" but it appears from Hunter's copyright registrations that it's true title may be "Lullaby".

Fables and tangles
By earth light unravelled
Return to the sources
With faces untried
We shall ride
On our way back home
Across the briny deep
Where the angels sleep
And shed their smiles
And reflect on wave

Whichever the weather, the wind is among
Whichever the window, the water is filling
Whichever white horses the rider will ride
To the core of the earth through pillars of marble

Mounted of wind-back
To earth songs unwritten
On horses of rainclouds
With traces unbound
We shall ride
On our way back home

By the streams of the gulf
By the shadows of rivers
By hills and by fountains
In saddles of gold
We shall ride
On our way back home
Across the briny deep
Where the angels weep
And shed their smiles
And reflect on waves

The snows of late July
Hush be still now, I'll sing no more
Hush little darling, don't you cry
You'll be winging by and by
Across the briny deep
Where the angels weep
And shed their smiles
And reflect on waves
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Untitled Robert Hunter