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Portland Town

I see the light, across the bay
I see the light, not far away
And I hear the music all around
Iím gettin closer to Portland Town
So mother wonít you make my bed
I see the light off Portland Head
I see the light Iím comin round
I comin home to Portland Town

Some years ago out on my own
I set a course for parts unknown
Leaving behind both friend and foe
Needing to find what Iíve come to know
I watch the islands fade away
And bid farewell to passport bay
Oh, itís been years, and years since then
My heart has brought me home again

I see the light, across the bay
I see the light, not far away
And I hear the music all around
Iím gettin closer to Portland Town
So mother wonít you make my bed
I see the light off Portland Head
I see the light Iím comin round
I comin home to Portland Town

Of all the places I did go
She still the fairest port I know
She works the sea and fills the farms
And holds her children in her arms
No place to go without her past
Here comes that future full at last
Here comes that beacon across the sky
And I hold my head up high

I see the light, across the bay
I see the light, not far away
And I hear the music all around
Iím gettin closer to Portland Town
So mother wonít you make my bed
I see the light off Portland Head
I see the light Iím comin round
I comin home to Portland Town

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No place to go without her past
Here comes that future full at last
Here comes that beacon across the sky
And I hold my head up high

I see the light, across the bay
I see the light, not far away
And I hear the music all around
Iím gettin closer to Portland Town
So mother wonít you make my bed
I see the light off Portland Head
I see the light Iím comin round
I comin home to Portland Town

I see the light, across the bay
I see the light, not far away
And I hear the music all around
Iím gettin closer to Portland Town
So mother wonít you make my bed
I see the light off Portland Head
I see the light Iím comin round
I comin home to Portland Town