From the recording TIME WAS

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Lyrics

THE WATCHERS (words by William Stanley Braithwaite, adapted by Louis Rosen)

Two women on the lone wet strand, / (The wind's out with a will to roam)

The waves wage war on rocks and sand, / (And a ship is long due home.)

The sea sprays in the women's eyes— / (Hearts pound like the sea's wild foam)

The rain pours from the raging skies— / (For the wind's out with a will to roam)

"O, Daughter,your eyes be better than mine," / (The waves ascend high as yonder dome)

"North or south is there never a sign?" / (And a ship is long due home.)

They watched there all the long night through— / (The wind's out with a will to roam)

Wind and rain and sorrow for two— / (And heaven on the long reach home.)

© 2012 Louis Rosen, Lullwater Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.