Land of Hope and Dreams

This is Land of Hope and Dreams…

Grab your ticket and your suitcase, thunder’s rolling down this track
Don’t know where you’re goin’ now, but you know you won’t be back
Darlin’ if you’re weary, lay your head upon my chest
We’ll take what we can carry, y’and we’ll leave the rest
Big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well here I will provide for you, and I’ll stand by your side
You’ll need a good companion now, for this part of the ride
Leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last
Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine, and all this darkness past
Big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well this train carries saints and sinners, this train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers, this train carries lost souls
I said this train dreams will not be thwarted, this train faith will be rewarded
This train hear the steel wheels singin’, this train bells of freedom ringin’

Well this train carries saints and sinners, this train carries losers and winners
This train, carries whores and gamblers, this train carries lost souls
I said this train carries broken-hearted, thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools and kings, this train, all aboard

I said now this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded,
This train, hear the steel wheels singin’
This train, bells of freedom ringin’

I said this train, I said this train, board this train

People get ready, there’s a train comin’
People get ready, there’s a train comin’
People get ready, people get ready
People get ready, people get ready
People get ready, there’s a train comin’
Don’t need no ticket just get on board.

Bruce Springsteen, paternal grandmother Martha O’Hagan, and great-great-grandmother Ann Garrity from County Westmeath who left Ireland in 1852.

Just think, if it wasn’t for An Gorta Mor we might not have Bruce!

Keep on rockin’ it’s a strange world but sometimes isn’t it great!

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Land of Hope and Dreams — 2 Comments

  1. hi Greg,

    Thanks for popping by, and big congratulations on the book. I remember going to a brilliant outdoor concert in the UK back in the late 80s / early 90s? and Bruce rocked the place for 4 hours – and a bit!

    The man has energy!

    Oh, and for anyone popping by, Greg's book website is at http://www.springsteeninireland.com/order-book.ph

    If you're a fan this book is about Bruce and you! – great stuff.

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