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Coming Home

from Blackbirds by Alex Hickey

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A fun song about longing to return to the sea from Central Canada


Well, I’m drivin’ down from Peterborough and damn! you know the weekend was fun
And I’m coming to that point where the 115 rolls into the 401
And the choice lies clear before me
Turn right to where I’m livin’
Or turn left and just keep drivin’ ’til I hit the ocean

And how I long to sing
With the salt air in my lungs
And hear those church bells ring
Ring out “Here she comes”
Cause I’m coming
I’m coming home

And will you come out to meet me with your open arms and your great big heart?
In case there’s trouble on the road and I am burnt out and falling apart

And the rental place will be pissed when we drop the car in Antigonish
Call work and phone in sick of the city

How I long to sing...


from Blackbirds, released September 18, 2012


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Alex Hickey West Dublin, Nova Scotia

Alex Hickey is a Nova Scotian songwriter whose songs walk a delicate line between cynicism and a passionate love for the world. Clever and poignant, funny, heartbreaking and punch-to-the-guts honest, every CD or live performance should come with a packet of tissues. ... more

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