Rebel's Farewell (Brooks/Jacobs) Pat wrote this tune (And decided on the two key changes!) and asked me to write a lyric for it. I decided to write a lyric about a Rebel trying to explain himself to his lover after he's put his cause before their relationship, presumably without consulting her. He's lucky if he gets the "One last kiss" I reckon....
Hush, don't say my name in case they might hear I shouldn't be here tonight And when I leave you won't see me again For I have to take flight I promised I'd make the authorities listen Today I kept my vow You know how actions speak louder than words They'll take notice now Leaving you is my one regret I hope you understand But I can't stay there's a price on my head I'm a wanted man
I thought about asking you to come too But together we wouldn't get far It's not right to ask you to share my risk It's best if you stay where you are Up to now my conscience is clear It wouldn't be if you came with me You may curse me for deserting you I hope some day you'll forgive me When they come to ask you won't have to lie If you don't know where I've gone All you need to know is that this is goodbye And I must be moving on
So as we say our final farewells And steal one last kiss Believe me, it was never my intention For it to end like this The government forces are on my trail Time is an enemy too When I'm long gone and forgotten I'll always remember you I wanted to spend my lifetime with you Parting grieves me so Close your eyes I'll melt into the night Its time for me to go