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​Good To Be Here ?

This song is by Lindisfarne and appears on the album The News (1979).

Hull

On and on we travelled on, a man upon his mount
So many miles had come and gone, I swear I had lost count
In my mind no purpose, just an aching to be free
On and on we travelled on forever to the sea.

The land loomed large ahead of me, it spread its wings so wide
But in a dream I seemed to fly to make the morning tide
And there on the dock stood the captain dressed in black
I climbed aboard his sailing ship and took a last look back.

And I saw the faces of everyone I'd known in my life at all
Lined up and laughing on the shore
'Goodbye' - they cried - 'you're off on a magic ride'
'Goodbye, dear boy, goodbye forever more'.

I guessed among this morbid throng for friends I'd loved and known
But as I gazed, the faces changed and merged into the one
And there, clear before me, with teardrops in her eyes
My wife stood lonely on the dock and asked the question why.

Before I had a chance to speak the captain gave a cry
All hands on deck anchors aweigh, you've said your last goodbye
And as the ship began to drift and the sea began to swell
The loneliness that belonged to me, I can't begin to tell.

And I saw the faces of everyone I'd known in my life at all
Lined up and laughing on the shore
'Goodbye' - they cried - 'you're off on a magic ride'
'Goodbye, dear boy, goodbye forever more'.

On and on we travelled on, through waters deep and wide
Through howling winds and raging seas were tossed from side to side
Then a voice cried out my name, I clearly heard it call
'Wake up, wake up, dear boy, wake up, it's just a dream, that's all'.

And I saw the face of my wife like the first time in my life
Laid back and laughing loud and clear
Just a dream, just a crazy midnight scream
Good morning, love, it's so good to be here
So good to be here
So good to be here
So good to be here
So good to be here.