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Songwriter(s): Noel Brazil

Lyrics

From the corner of my eye I see a tear rolling down
At the time I couldn't tell whose tear it was
If it was mine I should be glad
That I still function in this cage
But if it's yours it only makes me more lost
To see a tear rolling down
To see a tear rolling down

This is the last call for Ellis Island
These are the last words I'm ever gonna hear you say
So goodbye, babe
Goodbye, babe.

I hear sweethearts whisper their undying love
Above the noise on the quay their voices rise
They must have something so strong in the face of such change
That they can promise and promise all night
Oh, their undying love, hear their undying love

This is the last call for Ellis Island
These are the last words I'm ever gonna hear you say

So goodbye, babe
Goodbye, babe.

Oh, what you wouldn't give to be down on the pier once again
Far away from the cries of this war-weary horde
Time up there in the clouds must be hard to endure
When your heart's unsure

It's like a knife in my gut knowing you're taking leave
I feel I'm sentenced to a death without appeal
I can pretend it's all a dream
And what I'm seeing will disappear
But the end I can see is all too real
Knowing you're taking leave
Knowing you're taking leave

This is the last call for Ellis Island
These are the last words I'm ever gonna hear you say
So goodbye, babe
Goodbye, babe

Available on

Down The Crooked Road The Soundtrack Main Releases 2014 Live  
Mary Black Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD/Video 2007  
Mary Black Live Main Releases 2003  
Mary Black Live DVD/Video 2003  
Song for Ireland Odd Releases 1998  
Looking Back Odd Releases 1995  
The Mary Black Song Book Books 1993  
The Collection Main Releases 1992 Some version have Without the Fanfare as the eight track.
The Moon And St. Christopher Singles/Promos 1992 New 1992 version  
The Collection Live DVD/Video 1992  
Introducting Mary Black Singles/Promos 1991  
The Best Of Mary Black Odd Releases 1990  
Ellis Island Singles/Promos 1986  
As I Leave Behind Néidín Singles/Promos 1986  
Without The Fanfare Main Releases 1985