Green Green Grass Of Home Album
A man returns to his childhood home for what seems to be his first visit there since leaving in his youth. When he steps down from the train, his parents are there to greet him, and his beloved, Mary, comes running to join them. They meet him with "arms reaching, smiling sweetly". With Mary, the man strolls at ease among the monuments of his childhood, including "the old oak tree that I used to play on", feeling that "it's good to touch the green, green grass of home".
green green grass of home album
Abruptly, the man switches from song to speech, as he awakens and sees "four grey walls" surrounding him and remembers that he is in prison. As he resumes singing, we learn that the man is waking on the day of his scheduled execution. He sees a guard and "a sad old padre" who will walk with him to his execution at daybreak, and then he will return home "in the shade of that old oak tree, as they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home".
The old home town looks the same,As I step down from the train,And there to meet me is my mama and papaDown the road I look and there runs MaryHair of gold and lips like cherriesIt's good to touch the green, green grass of home
The old house is still standing, Though the paint is cracked and dryAnd there's an old oak tree that I used to play onDown the lane I'll walk with my sweet MaryHair of gold and lips like cherriesIt's good to touch the green, green grass of home
Then I awake and look around meCold gray walls surround meAnd I realize that I was only dreamin'There's a guard and there's a sad old padreArm and arm we'll walk at daybreakAgain I'll touch the green, green grass of home