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    "Twenty One Years" Lyrics

    Perfect Strangers

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    The judge said 'Stand up, lad,

    And dry up your tears.

    You're sentenced to Dartmoor

    For twenty-one years.

    So dry up your tears, love,

    And kiss me goodbye,

    The best friends must part,

    So must you and I.

    I hear the train coming,

    Twill be here at nine. To take me to Dartmoor

    To serve up my time. I look down the railway

    And plainly I see,

    You standing there waving

    Your goodbyes to me.

    Six months have gone by, love,

    I wish I were dead.

    This dark dreary dungeon

    And stone for my bed.

    It's hailing, it's raining,

    The moon gives no light.

    Now won't you tell me, love,

    Why you never write?

    I've counted the days, love,

    I've counted the nights,

    I've counted the footsteps,

    I've counted the lights,

    I've counted the raindrops,

    I've counted the stars,

    I've counted a million

    Of these prison bars.

    I've waited, I've trusted,

    I've longed for the day,

    A lifetime, so lonely,

    Now my hair's turning grey.

    My thoughts are for you, love,

    Till I'm out of my mind,

    For twenty-one years

    Is a mighty long time
    I've counted on you, babe, to give me a break.
    I guess you forgot, love, I'm here for your sake.
    You know who's guilty, you know it so well,
    But I'll rot in prison, before I will tell.

    Come all you young fellows with hearts brave and true,
    Don't believe any woman you'd meet if you do,
    Don't trust any woman, no matter what kind,
    For twenty-one years, boys, is a mighty long time.
    This song was submitted on December 3rd, 2013 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Bob Miller.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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