Indiana

Fare thee well, now, Indiana, your green land has been good to me.
There I travelled, there I settled, there I raised up my family.
But the cord has never severed, and the longing each day it has grown.
So, tomorrow, I’ll be leaving for the land that I call my home.

All my friends say that I’m crazy, going back to such poverty,
America is, so they say now, the land of opportunity.
But the shy hare runs so swiftly and the heron slowly flies.
These are treasures from my homeland that all your money can never buy.

As our ship lies in the harbour, I shall look back on your shore.
And I’ll feel sadness that I’m leaving your green land forever more.
But as our ship lies on the ocean and each day we are out on the sea.
All the dreams I’ve had for years now, drawing nearer reality.

Fare thee well, now, Indiana, your green land has been good to me.
There I travelled, there I settled, there I raised up my family.
But the cord has never severed, and the longing each day it has grown.
So, tomorrow, I’ll be leaving for the land that I call my home.

Andy Mitchell’s “Indiana”, which is introduced by Irvine’s own instrumental composition, “The Dream”;

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