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The Antique Suite


by Strawbs. Buy album CD: Other Songs KEE - THE


The reaper stood before him in the room
His melancholy smile matched the gloom
He tried to rise but fell back where he lay
Tried to speak but stumbled as the sentence slipped away.

The room grew far away and strangely still
He caught the reaper's eye and felt a chill
He thought he saw his mother's smiling face
As sunlight filtered softly through the yellowed curtain lace.

He thought back to the days when he was young
He heard the children's choir in which he'd sung
His letter floated softly to the floor
The reaper took his hand and led him gently through the door.

We Must Cross The River

Take my hand and I will lead you safely
There's no need to be dismayed
Though it's dark there will be no danger
There's no need to be afraid.
If you wear the cross your wife once gave you
You will find that it is blessed
Should you find that you are growing weary
You may lean on me and rest.

We must cross the river
We must cross the river
We must cross the river
Together.

Old familiar friends have long been waiting
To welcome you when you arrive
Time is on your side now, do not hurry
You are one who will survive
God is kind to those who seek salvation
Those who know no sense of hate
You will find him on the day of judgment
The God of love, the God of hate.
We must cross the river
We must cross the river
We must cross the river
Together.

Antiques And Curios

On the mantlepiece a china dog waits patiently
The faded velvet curtains are still drawn
The well worn tray of medal ribbons slowly gathers dust
The armchair's chintzy covers have been torn.

The photograph of Nancy on the honeymoon in France
The nearly finished letter underneath
The wheelchair that he never used, he always was too proud
Is folded in the corner by the wreath.

The choirboy's cassock hanging on the hook behind the door
The wooden box in which he kept his cross
The Coronation teapot that his mother always used
Helps to bring about a sense of loss.

Just a collection of antiques and curios.

Hey It's Been A Long Time

Hey it's been a long time, it's good to see you again
Hey it's been a long time, it's good to see you again.

We met quite by chance
I thought she'd moved away
We never made love but were very good friends.

We were married secretly
Her parents disapproved
For some reason or other they never made clear.

Hey it's been a long time, it's good to see you again
Hey it's been a long time, it's good to see you again.

We were in France when war broke out
We caught the first boat home
She gave me her cross when I went to the front.

I was hurt in Normandy
She didn't wait at all
I lived with my mother till she passed away.

Hey it's been a long time, it's good to see you again




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Album: Other Songs KEE - THE Lyrics
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  1. Keep On Trying
  2. Lady Fuchsia
  3. Lady Fuschia
  4. Lay A Little Light On Me/Hero's Theme
  5. Lay Down
  6. Lemon Pie
  7. Let It Rain
  8. Let It Rock
  9. Let's Keep The Devil Outside
  10. Little Sleepy
  11. Lonesome Tears
  12. Lookin' Better Every Beer
  13. Looking For Someone To Love
  14. Looking Out My Back Door
  15. Lucky Charm
  16. Lucky Charm (Ooh Wee Suzy)
  17. Lust 'n' Love
  18. Martin Luther King's Dream
  19. Midnight Sun
  20. Might As Well Be On Mars
  21. Morning Glory
  22. My Friend Peter
  23. My Heart Is A Liar
  24. My Heart Is A Liarlet's Go Faster
  25. My One Desire
  26. Mystery Train
  27. New Beginnings
  28. New World
  29. Nina Lives
  30. No Return
  31. Not All The Flowers Grow
  32. Nothing Else Will Do
  33. October To May
  34. Oh So Sleepy
  35. Oh, How She Changed
  36. On Growing Older
  37. On My Way
  38. Or Am I Dreaming
  39. Out In The Cold
  40. Part Of The Union
  41. Pavan
  42. Pieces Of 79 And 15
  43. Poor Jimmy Wilson
  44. Queen Of Dreams
  45. Reckless
  46. Ringing Down The Years
  47. Rockabilly Rules Ok
  48. Rockabilly World
  49. Rockin' All Over The Place
  50. Round And Round
  51. Sad Young Man
  52. Sail Away To The Sea
  53. Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss
  54. Sexy & 17 (live)
  55. Sexy And 17
  56. Sheep
  57. Shine On Silver Sun
  58. Shotgun Baby
  59. Silver Smile
  60. Simple Visions
  61. Sleepwalk
  62. Slip Slip Slippin' In
  63. So Close and Yet So Far Away
  64. So Shall Our Love Die
  65. Somethin' Else
  66. Something For Nothing
  67. Something's Wrong With My Radio
  68. Song For Alex
  69. Starshine/Angel Wine
  70. Starting Over
  71. Stay Awhile With Me
  72. Stone Cold Is The Woman's Heart
  73. Stood Up
  74. Storm The Embassy
  75. Stormy Down
  76. Strange Day Over The Hill
  77. Stray Cat Strut
  78. Struck By Lightning
  79. Summertime Blues
  80. Sweetling
  81. Taking A Chance
  82. Tears
  83. Tell Me What You See In Me
  84. Thank You
  85. That Which Once Was Mine
  86. That's The Way It Ends
  87. That's When The Crying Starts
  88. The Actor
  89. The Antique Suite
  90. The Battle
  91. The Desert Song
  92. The Dirty Boogie
  93. The Flower And The Young Man
  94. The Golden Salamander
  95. The Hangman And The Papist
  96. The Journey's End
  97. The King
  98. The Last Resort
  99. The Life Auction
  100. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus

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