LYRICS

Keep The Home Fires Burnin'

From the album Sidelong

Written by Sarah Shook
© 2015 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Publishing (ASCAP)

My baby left me for the north country
Where the wintry wind does blow
Oh I wait at home
Where time has never passed so slowly

Way down south in North Carolina
Where the moon hangs bright and low
Oh I move the days along
Working my fingers to the bone

I’ll be waiting when you come on home
Home to me
I’ve kept the fires burning way down low
Oh come home to me

The days are shorter and the nights are long
The hours go crawling by
Oh hang my head and cry
How I’m longing for my darlin’

I keep on listening for your key in the door
While I drive myself insane
Oh in my arms once more
The world will be set right again

I’ll be waiting when you come on home
Home to me
I’ve kept the fires burning way down low
Oh come home to me

My baby left me for the north country
Where the wintry wind does blow
Oh I wait at home
Where time has never passed so slowly