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Refugees Are Welcome Here (single)

by Abe Loomis

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There’s a flower in the alleyway
They’re smoking in the back
There’s a passage through the shrubbery
By the old-time railroad track

And I don’t know your story man
Don’t even know your name
But I can tell you anyhow
You’re welcome just the same

Come in and get your coat off
The night is cold and wet
I’m pretty good with faces
But I’ll probably forget

I ever even met you here
Or saw that ragged smile
Come in and let your worried mind
Go dreaming for a while

Refugees are welcome here
And every line of the story’s clear
Love is love, and fear is fear
Refugees are welcome here

There’s stars on every continent
And they’re shining for us all
You’ll never keep that light out
With any crooked wall

It’s gleaming on the tidal swell
Of every human soul
It’s in the music everywhere
It’s out of your control

And really how do you think you got here
Did you spring up from the stones
Were you waiting for the pilgrims
At the sacred landing zones

Did your ancestors descend
From golden castles in the air
Or were they hungry tired and running
From some psychopath somewhere


Well there’s a million miles of darkness
Out past the lunar veil
And everybody’s searching
For that interstellar whale

The compasses are spinning now
The captain’s getting sauced
But everybody’s coming home
And everybody’s lost


words and music copyright 2017 by Abe Loomis


released August 18, 2017
Dave Chalfant: bass and electric guitars
Sturgis Cunningham: drums
Abe Loomis: vocals and acoustic guitar

recorded and engineered by Dave Chalfant at Sackamusic, Conway MA

cover photo by Ben Barnhart


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Award-winning songwriter Abe Loomis publishes a song every month at patreon.com/abeloomis.

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