His dreams take him back to Jersey’s isle
Where waves sweep beaches clean;
To the golden sands and rocky coves
And to pastures fresh and green.
His dreams take him back to his family’s farm
Where his father milked the cows;
Where, under the trees in the orchard green,
He’d quietly sit and drowse.
His dreams take him back to teenage years,
To the days without a care;
To fun-filled hours and the girl he loved
With the shining chestnut hair.
But dreams don’t pay for his London life;
Nor expunge the city street
Where endless folk from countless lands
In this giant city meet.
He's swapped his quiet Jersey life
For a life that's filled with stress.
Ambition's replaced that world with this,
And it's greed which drives success.
Dreams and desires both clash and grind
And the breath of life destroy -
So he shuts his mind on his childhood dreams -
This aspiring Jersey boy.
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