Gus Gun

Song Lyrics

  • Leading Hand

    As I sit on my verandah I look out to the hills
    Where cattle used to graze upon this land
    Now the grass has gone and so have you
    Wind lifts the dust where flowers grew
    Leaves fall like tears, the trees are crying too
    And I wonder will the day arrive
    When I see your car come down the drive
    Some dreams I know, too good to be true

    I’ve lost my leading hand and I miss her
    I thought we’d work this farm of ours together
    Wind blows across this barren land
    Fields of green have turned to sand
    And the desert stretches out and on forever

    Stranger things have happened, bigger losses have been incurred
    All the years of drought and the killing of the herd
    But the story that you told me, how your love just couldn’t hold me
    Was the saddest story that I've ever heard

    I’ve lost my leading hand and I miss her
    I thought we’d work this farm of ours together
    Wind blows across this barren land
    The fields of green have turned to sand
    And the desert stretches out and on forever

    This morning it awoke me, there was light upon the hill
    I thought that I was dreaming, I can’t believe it still
    Your summer dress with flowers underneath my window sill
    And the future stretching out and on forever

    I’ve got my leading hand now I can kiss her
    I pray to you to God that I can keep her
    The winds of change are calm today
    The emptiness has blown away (and)
    Did I hear you say “I hope this lasts forever”

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