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牋牋牋?Going On

牋牋牋??1999 Lois Lyman


牋牋牋?Loie says "Going On is the true story of a family surviving the first year after their father died suddenly in early summer.?He was a wonderful, warm man, full of humor.?He had a little retirement berry farm and the family was running it together and loving it.?Just before Easter his daughter told me that she had been dreading going home, because spring was her father's favorite time of year.?But when she walked into the kitchen, it was just covered with flats of little pants and her mother and brothers were all busy poring over them.?"I guess it just goes on," she said.?


Gordon- nylon 6-string guitar

Lois and Carol - vocals


牋牋牋牋牋?In summer there was nothing left to do

牋牋牋牋牋?But carry on, the way we knew he wanted us to do

牋牋牋牋牋?Run the stand and work the farm, sleep exhausted, up at dawn

牋牋牋牋牋?No time to think, and so it just went on.


牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?It still goes on; it will go on

牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?In the sharing of a smile, in the caring for a child

牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Asleep in your arms and dreaming ?it still goes on.


牋牋牋牋牋?In autumn, seemed that everything was gone

牋牋牋牋牋?We turned and all we saw were shades of black and grey and brown

牋牋牋牋牋?Empty fields on every hand, silent house and shuttered stand;

牋牋牋牋牋?Wasn't easy then to think of going on.


牋牋牋牋牋?But winter was time for plans and dreaming

牋牋牋牋牋?Catalogs and endless schemes, that kept us all believing

牋牋牋牋牋?We would keep the dream alive and make it grow, not just survive

牋牋牋牋牋?Knowing that drove out the cold and kept us warm.


牋牋牋牋牋?And the joy of springtime sun is warm and steady

牋牋牋牋牋?In the greenhouse and the fields next summer's crop is coming ready

牋牋牋牋牋?Walking through the door at hoe I can feel that it's begun

牋牋牋牋牋?And in everyone of us it still goes on.



Going On is recorded on the album In the Kind Land