Pinwheel of Death

Wendy Smith


SONGS

Writers Wendy Smith, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Ballad, Americana, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Spoken Word

Recorded 2014

Lyrics LET ME REST
ON A PEACEFUL MOUNTAIN,
IN THE HILLS
NEAR MY HOME
SWEET HOME.

Recitation:
CARTER, THIS IS YOUR SONG,
THAT WAS YOUR REQUEST.
YOU'RE AT REST NOW
IN THE HILLS
YOU SO OFTEN WROTE ABOUT
AND LOVED SO WELL.
I NEVER DREAMED,
I NEVER THOUGHT,
SO YOUNG,
YOU'D BE CALLED TO REST.
BUT THE MAN
WHO CALLS OUR NUMBER,
SOMEHOW,
YOU FIT INTO HIS PLANS.
I NEVER QUESTIONED HIS DECISION,
FOR I'M ONLY HUMAN,
JUST ANOTHER MAN.
IT WAS HARD
TO GO ON
WITHOUT YOU.
I THOUGHT
I COULD NEVER SING
AND PLAY.
SOMEHOW
I FOUND THE STRENGTH
TO CONTINUE,
I THOUGHT
YOU'D WANT IT
THAT WAY.

NOW WE PLAY
THE SAME OLD PLACES
THAT WE PLAYED TOGETHER,
TRAVEL THE SAME ROADS
MILE AFTER MILE
AFTER MILE.
ALTHOUGH
YOU'RE NO LONGER
WITH US IN PERSON,
YOUR MEMORIES
ARE WITH US
ALL THE WHILE.

I'VE RELIVED OUR LIVES
FROM THE BEGINNING
TO THE END,
SOMETIMES TEN AND TWENTY TIMES
A DAY.
HOW TWO LITTLE BOYS
IN THE HILLS OF HOME
WOULD RUN,
ROMP AND PLAY.

I RECALL
OUR FIRST RADIO SHOW,
OUR FIRST RECORD,
ALWAYS SIDE BY SIDE,
ME AND YOU.
HOW WE WERE ACCEPTED
THROUGHOUT AMERICA
AND MANY FOREIGN LANDS
TOO.

SO CARTER,
IF YOU CAN HEAR ME,
REST IN PEACE
FOR ONE DAY
THIS EARTH
I'LL NO LONGER ROAM,
AND ONCE AGAIN
WE'LL BE TOGETHER,
SIDE BY SIDE,
IN THE HILLS OF HOME.
 

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Cowriters: Ralph Stanley