Hand of Kindness Lyrics

Richard Thompson


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Richard Thompson
album: No. 14 track in album Hand of Kindness
release date: 1983-7
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length: 6:04

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Well I wove the rope and I picked the spot
Well I struck out my neck and I tightened the knot
O stranger, stranger, I'm near out of time
You stretch out your hand, I stretched out mine

O maybe just the hand of kindness
Maybe just the hand of kindness
Maybe just a hand, stranger
Will you reach me in time in time

Well I scuppered the ship and I bent the rail
Well, I cut the brakes and I ripped the sail
And they called me a Jonah, it's a sin I survived
Well, you stretched out your hand, I stretched out mine

Maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just the hand of kindness
O maybe just a hand, stranger
Will you reach me in time in time

O shoot that old horse and break in the new
O the hung are many and the living are few
I see your intention, here's my neck on the line
You stretch out your hand I stretched out mine

Well, maybe just the hand of kindness
O maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just a hand, stranger
Will you reach me in time in time

O maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just a hand, stranger
Will you reach me in time in time

Track Listing

  • 1 Tear Stained Letter
  • 2 How I Wanted To
  • 3 Both Ends Burning
  • 4 A Poisoned Heart and a Twisted Memory
  • 5 Where the Wind Don't Whine
  • 6 The Wrong Heartbeat
  • 7 Hand of Kindness
  • 8 Devonside
  • 9 Two Left Feet