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(All Jock Tamson's Bairns Are) Coming Home

Steven Clark
Lingua: Inglese

Scarica / ascolta

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Lyrics & Music by Steven Clark
Album: Demon's Dance (Ian Bruce's album)

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"My song "Coming Home" has been recorded professionally by Ian Bruce as "Comin' Hame", featuring on his album "Demon's Dance". You can listen to Ian's version at: Ian Bruce's Site. There's a review of Ian's CD "Demon's Dance"here . The review says (ahem) very nice things about my song (blush). It's also been arranged in a four-part version for Edinburgh choir Protest In Harmony, and is sung by the Eurydice choir. [[http://www.sundayherald.com/53500|"Coming Home" is mentioned here], and also in "Weegies vs Edinbuggers 2" by Ian Black.
This song uses the Scots saying "We're all Jock Tamson's bairns". Broadly speaking, it means: We are all one family, the same under the skin, it takes all sorts. 'I live in Bishopbriggs, a more-or-less comfy suburb of Glasgow. Each day I travel by bus through Sighthill and Red Road, where many immigrants and refugees are housed. The song was a reaction to some of the casual, petty racism and begrudgery that occurs on a daily basis.' www.stevenclarksongs.com
Put a light in the window
Your brother's coming home
Set a meal on the table
Your brother's coming home
He'll be tired and weary
After all these years alone
He's coming home,
Your brother's coming home

Take the chain from the door,
Your sister's coming home
Open wide your arms
Your sister's coming home
Don't leave her standing there
After all the pain she's known
She's coming home
Your sister's coming home..

Coming home to a place they've never been
Coming home to a land they've never seen
Coming home to a family they have never known
All Jock Tamson's bairns
Are coming home

He's been angry and afraid
Your father's coming home
He's been hounded and betrayed
Your father's coming home
And with every act of kindness
A seed of hope is sown
He's coming home
Your father's coming home

Coming home to a place they've never been
Coming home to a land they've never seen
Coming home to a family they have never known
All Jock Tamson's bairns
Are coming home

Bring her in from the cold
Your mother's coming home
Sit her down by the fire
Your mother's coming home
Make her warm, make her welcome
Before the chance is gone
She's coming home
Your mother's coming home

Coming home to a place they've never been
Coming home to a land they've never seen
Coming home to a family they have never known
All Jock Tamson's bairns
Are coming home

From Iraq and Zimbabwe,
Your family's coming home
And from Turkey and Somalia
Your family's coming home
Seeking rest and refuge
They have never known
They're coming home
Your family's coming home

Coming home to a place they've never been
Coming home to a land they've never seen
Coming home to a family they have never known
All Jock Tamson's bairns
Are coming home

Coming home to a place they…

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