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When the Earth Calls Her Children Home

One child, in a mother's embrace
Such a sweet smile, at the sight of her face
Night falls, while an elegant grace
When the day has come to end

She says 'Hush now, as I turn out the light'
'Sleep tight, everything is alright'
'Come day break, I'll be here by your side'
'I'll see you again'

How can you know,
When you must say goodbye
With a pain in your heart
And a tear in your eyes
Even the moon is alone in the sky
When the earth calls her children home

A young man, just a boy in disguise
Tender, is the love in his eyes
Slender, she is noble and wise
Together, they are friends

He says, 'Trust in me, in the words that I say'
'This night, I am not far away'
'Soon love, with the coming of day'
'I'll see you again'

How can you know,
When you must say goodbye
With a pain in your heart
And a tear in your eye
Even the moon is alone in the sky
When the earth calls her children home

One shape, stand alone in the rain
Held up, by the strength of his cane
Calling, to the ocean in vain
As to an honoured friend

He says 'Please God, can this not be undone'
'Come back, you were my only son'
'Someday soon, when my work here is done'
'I'll see you again'

How can you know,
When you must say goodbye
With a pain in your heart
And a tear in your eyes
Even the moon is alone in the sky
When the earth calls her children home
When the earth calls her children home...