Delta Heart

04:14

Lyrics

 

riverboat sunrise

and i'm taking the wheel

purple clouds dancing

they don't seem real

when the castoff's taking

just a little too long

well i sing to myself

that old sweet song:

 

"Out on the river, out on the sea,

I dream of home, I dream of thee.

And though my travels are far and wide,

I carry you, deep down inside."

 

Old Man Tyree

on the lazy bench

said he learned that song

from an oriole finch

who was singing out loud

on an April morn

and through his head

these words were borne

 

"Out on the river, out on the sea,

I dream of home, I dream of thee.

And though my travels are far and wide,

I carry you, deep down inside."

 

Hazel eyes burning

in the back of my mind

dark hair flowing

like the reddest wine

like the siren on the island

calling out my name

my heart drifts to you

across the delta plain

 

(From the album Multitudes)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music