Goin' Home

Keiran Lusk

Joined September 2007

Artist's Description

Goin’ Home

An old seafarer’s song of farewell… sung to the hauntingly beautiful tune of ‘Largo’ (Second Movement of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 – “From the New World”). It was an honour to sing this (as part of the Gold Coast City Choir) at two recent Anzac Day ceremonies (during the laying of the wreaths). When I captured this image at Redcliffe a week ago, it seemed to fit perfectly together with the song.

Going home. Going home. I’m a-going home.
Quiet-like some still day, I’m just going home.

It’s not far, just close by, through an open door.
Work all done, cares laid by, Going to roam no more;

Mother’s there expecting me, Father’s waiting, too.
Lot’s of folks gathered there. All the friends I knew.

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Morning star lights the way, restless dream all done.
Shadows gone, break of day, real life just begun.

There’s no break, there’s no end, just a-living on;
Wide awake, with a smile, going on and on.

Going home. Going home, I’m just going home.
It’s not far, just close by, through an open door.

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Image captured at Redcliffe, 5th May 2009.

[Creative Effects: Colour removal, Sepia filter, Contrast/Brightness/Shadow adjustments with Photoshop CS3]

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