10. Dimming of the day

Needless to say, Richard Thompson is one of our favourite songwriters. One day we will make an album with only Richard Thompson covers (and one with only Karine Polwart covers… and one with only Gillian Welch covers… John Martyn… Glen Hansard… Luka Bloom… plenty of heroes!)

Lyrics:

This old house is falling down around my ears
I’m drowning in the river of my tears
When all my will is gone you hold me sway
and I need you at the dimming of the day

You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide
You know just where I keep my better side

What days have come to keep us far apart
A broken promise or a broken heart
Now all the bonny birds have wheeled away
and I need you at the dimming of the day

Come the night you’re only what I want
Come the night you could be my confidant

I see you on the street in company
Why don’t you come and ease your mind with me
I’m living for the night we steal away
and I need you at the dimming of the day
I need you at the dimming of the day




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