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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Kite

You Never Miss?

And You’ll Be
Like Clementine

A Social
Conscience?

Better Late
Than Never?

Neighbourhood
Watch

One Out,
One In

Out Of
Your Shade

Step
Into Twilight

You Are There

Daddy’s Girl
Has Fallen Down

Aap Jaisa Koi

I’d Forgotten Just How Beautiful You Are

Miss Japan?

03 And You`ll Be Like Clementine.mp3

And You’ll Be Like Clementine

Composer:   Ed Hooke
Date of Composition/Copyright:   1995
Date of Recording:    2002


Commentary
The trauama of miscarriage.

Dedicated to Sarah H & famiily - and the memory of Alfie.

We knitted some clothes

but they'll never fit.

We made you a bed.

You'll never lie in it

& we sang "hush-a-bye baby"

but you never cried

& the mobile is immobile.

The nursery's unoccupied.

The sandcastles we dreamed of building

are washed out by the tide

& the dawn will never kiss your lips.

This child has died.



They tell me this pain

will ease given time

that soon I'll kiss your little sister

& you'll be like Clementine

but I can't forget the smiling face

that I've never seen.

Is this silence the epitaph

for whoever you might have been?

Oh how I've loved you.

How I love you still I'm left empty inside.

Now the world calls me to live again

but this child has died.

My child has died.