Bombadil - Send me down the tar river and let me sleep

Old folks
sit by the fireplace
and stare at the empty space
between their knees

Young hopes
pulls in the bitter taste
and feels that it's such a waste
and bite their teeth

Put me on a bus
Roll me down that Tar River
Make it for both of us
Send me down that Tar River and let me sleep

More smoke
pours out from the fireplace
and death has a kindly face
for those in need

Red strokes
painted on your suitcase
and marks the bus you'll take
while you count sheep


Put me on a bus
Roll me down that Tar River
Make it for both of us
Send me down that Tar River and let me sleep

Let me sleep the day away
We've been tossed away
Let me sleep the day away
We're all lost

Young folks
please don't you waste your time
most likely that you will find
your dreams have faded

The old hope
Of making the most of it
has become just such a joke
when you're old and creaking

Put me on a bus
Roll me down that Tar River
Make it for both of us
Send me down that Tar River and let me sleep

Roll that Tar River

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