~ the wind that passes by ~

hey brother goodbye
hey brother goodbye
whistle a tune if you see me passing by
hey brother goodbye.

airport halls so bright and blank
and different from their living room,
father holds a young manís hand,
and smiles at him from a tomb.
how to say a story?
how to say a life?

hey brother goodbye,
hey brother goodbye,
show me a sign in the wind that passes by,
hey brother goodbye.

ship of battle built to fight,
young men riding into night.
young girl by the waterís edge,
grey water stretching out a pledge
where the white wake goes,
where the bombs explode.

hey brother goodbye
hey brother goodbye
whisper a word in the wind that whispers why
hey brother goodbye

seems to me like yesterday,
old man you were twenty-one,
feeding in the sunny day,
gazing at the sun.
stars twinkle and wink.
stars twinkle and wink.

hey brother goodbye,
hey brother goodbye,
whistle a tune if you see me passing by,
hey brother goodbye.
hey brother goodbye.

krm