dream to live lyrics – great big sea

set off for america far across the ragin’ sea
from the frozen coves of my island home
to the land of liberty
i have to leave my girl behind
until i make my way
oh molly dear please wait for me
i’ll come back for you some day

we landed hard in boston
and i’d never seen the like
a small boat boy from around the bay
in this sea of shining lights
two days in i got a job
building towers of high steel
i had to learn, to not look down
and i quickly learned to kneel

all i need is one good nights sleep
in your loving arms, to mend
we sleep to dream
and we dream to live
will i live to love you again

i saved every cent i could
but the months turned into years
then a letter came from molly
and confirmed my deepest fears
she would no longer wait for me,
she’d found a better man
i might have been in america,
but my heart was broken
in newfoundland

my working days are over now
and my children have all grown
i did the best with what i had
but some days i feel alone
i often wonder where you are
do you still know my name
deep inside this old man’s heart
there’s a love that still remains

/ great big sea lyrics