I’m Gone

written by: Char Rothschild

It was ten years ago that I cut that rose
All for to gain your favor
Our ancestors smiled like the gold
That shines from the tree of your labor

From that first time that I held your hands
As you danced so close behind me
Even if we faced apart, over all the world
I knew that you would still find me.

So don’t let me drift away from you
how could I anchor into anything true?
I’m drifting and shifting and so I pray
Here to lay anchor between the sea and the bay

Even when I’m gone, I’m gone, I’m gone away,
I’m gone away, away, I promise to lay an anchor the windward way
My life is yours upon this day

The reed can only sing when it’s torn in two
Apart, then coming together
So I’ve learned the song, may I dance with you?
My feet are not always so clever.

Now another lives in this land so fair.
What do I show that I stand for?
Even when I’ve fallen and I cannot stand
What I would bridge sea and land for

The sea is a lonely place, restless and wild
Hardly a place for a wandering child
But the shore is abandoned by inspiration’s hand
Help me lay anchor between the sea and the land

Even when I’m gone, I’m gone, I’m gone away,
I’m gone away, away, I promise to lay an anchor the windward way
My life is yours upon this day
I’m gone, I’m gone, I’m gone away,
You ride inside me all the way
From Sultanahmet to Dublin Bay
My life is yours upon this day.

Char – accordion, highland pipes, vocals.
Robby – bouzouki, djembe, drums, backing vocals.
Jon Gagan – bass.