the coming home of the son and brother lyrics – robert earl keen

time for the singer
time for the singer boy to make his way home
a prodigal i’ve been distressed
this lonely child can’t make it on his own
i’ve been traveling states away
i’ve been playing in a bluegr*ss band
now it’s the coming home
of the son and brother again

time has slipped away
i don’t know if i can play another tune
they want me to build single handed
a road up to the moon
they only pay me nickels and dimes
in a game that i can never win
so it’s the coming home
of the son and brother again

it’s been a long long time
since i’ve seen all of my family and friends
i want to hear them tell their stories
tell ’em all about the places i have been
so open all your doors up wide
invite all the neighbors in
for the coming home
of the son and brother again

/ robert earl keen lyrics