Rest for the Weary Lyrics

Marc Cohn


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cohn
album: Track 2 in album The Rainy Season
release date: 1993-5-25
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length: 5:08
baritone saxophone: Adam Kolker
Hammond organ: Benmont Tench
piano: Benmont Tench
acoustic guitar: Marc Cohn
tenor saxophone: Rick Depofi
bass: James Hutchinson
drums: Jim Keltner
electric guitar: John Leventhal
bouzouki: John Leventhal
mandolin: John Leventhal
mix: Ben Wisch
recording: Ben Wisch
vocal: Marc Cohn

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My father was a working man
But his work was never done
He stood behind a counter
And he smiled at everyone
He bought himself a business
Worked seven days a week
Took a holiday for Christmas
Then he fell asleep beside the tree
But one day

One day
There's love for the lonely
One day
They walk in the sun
One day
Rest for the weary
Rest for the weary ones

Now my mother stood beside him
She did what she could do
But if you look at some old photograph
She looks tired too
I hope there was some laughter
Cause I know there were some tears
Now all I can say is I pray to God
That after all those years
After all those years
That one day

One day
There's love for the lonely
One day
They walk in the sun
One day
Rest for the weary
Rest for the weary ones

Now I'm just another traveler
On another winding road
I'm trying to walk some kind of line
I'm trying to pull some kind of load
Now sometimes I move real easy
Sometimes I can't catch my breath
Sometimes I see my father's footsteps
And man it scares me half to death
But one day

One day
There's love for the lonely
One day
We walk in the sun
One day
Rest for the weary
Rest for the weary ones

Track Listing

  • 1 Walk Through the World
  • 2 Rest for the Weary
  • 3 The Rainy Season
  • 4 Mama's in the Moon
  • 5 Don't Talk to Her at Night
  • 6 Paper Walls
  • 7 From the Station
  • 8 Medicine Man
  • 9 Baby King
  • 10 She's Becoming Gold
  • 11 The Things We've Handed Down