From the album So Long at the Fair

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Anne Janelle: vocals, cello banjo, cellos, piano
James Hill: slide ukulele, drums

Words and music by Anne Janelle

Mixed by Graeme Campbell
Mastered by J. LaPointe

Lyrics

Come Home, Jennie

I can remember blonde streamers that screamed down the street
Legs pumping fast
The snicker of spokes
Teeth too dry for your lips to close
I gave you just to the end of the street to explore
A flash from your wild hazel eyes as you turned the corner

Come home, Jennie
Supper's not yet cold
A light in the window
and the door's unlocked
Here is your shelter from the world unknown
Come home, please come home

I can remember those nights when you'd leave with mystique
a cry from the tires
as the engine snarled
gone in a plume of dust
You'd ride off at ten pm and not be home until three
I couldn't sleep til I heard the creak, your tiptoeing feet

Come home, Jennie
Supper's not yet cold
A light in the window
and the door's unlocked
Here is your shelter from the world unknown
Come home, please come home

I don't know where the time goes, but it passes away
Today is your twenty-fifth birthday
I wonder how you celebrate
It has been seven tired years since I last saw your face
Today, I made a cake, let the candles burn away
as the curling smoke floated only one wish could I make

Come home, Jennie
Supper's not yet cold
A light in the window
and the door's unlocked
Here is your shelter from the world unknown
Come home, please come home