Long Time Coming


Her blonde hair is waving free
As she glides past the coconut trees
In her 1977 MGB

She's heading for the end of the line
Driving for a date with the sea
Southernmost point of the country at the dawning of a century
(a new century)

   It's been a long time coming
   And her home's a long time gone
   She's leaving snows of the northland
   Destination unknown
   And if that car keeps on running
   If that engine just a-keeps on humming
   She'll be there to watch that little orange sun
   Dip in the warm blue sea

Just to get away from it all
She told them all the wind was calling
As she popped the clutch and drove off on a south-bound destiny

The bridges take her island to island
And her heart it takes her key to key
And the wind in her hair is such a swell sight to see
(her in her MGB)

   It's been a long time coming
   And her home's a long time gone
   She's leaving pieces of her past
   Destination unknown
   And if that car keeps on running
   If that engine just a-keeps on humming
   She'll be there to watch that little orange sun
   Bathe in the bright blue sea
©Mike Runion, 2001
6/12/01