Castles in the Air Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: No. 7 track in album Tapestry
release date: 1969
popularity : 1922 users have visited this page.
length: 4:02

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And if she asks you why you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of Castles in the Air
I've got a dream I want the world to share
And castle walls just lead me to despair

Hills of forest green where the mountains touch the sky
A dream come true, I'll live there 'til I die
I'm asking you, to say my last goodbye
The love we knew, ain't worth another try

Save me from all the trouble and the pain
I know I'm weak but I can't face that girl again
Tell her the reasons why I can't remain
Perhaps she'll understand if you tell it to her plain

Oh, but how can words express the feel of sunlight
In the morning in the hills away from city strife
I need a country woman for my wife
I'm city born but I love the country life

For I cannot be part of her "Cocktail-Generation"
Partner's waltz devoid of all romance
The music plays and everyone must dance
I'm bowing out, I need a second chance

Save me from all the trouble and the pain
I know I'm weak but I can't face that girl again
Tell her the reasons why I can't remain
Perhaps she'll understand if you tell it to her plain

And if she asks you why you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of Castles in the Air
I've got a dream I want the world to share
And castle walls just lead me to despair.


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Track Listing

  • 1 Castles in the Air
  • 2 General Store
  • 3 Magdalene Lane
  • 4 Tapestry
  • 5 Respectable
  • 6 Orphans of Wealth
  • 7 Three Flights Up
  • 8 And I Love You So
  • 9 Bad Girl
  • 10 Circus Song
  • 11 No Reason For Your Dreams