Thin Lizzy – “A Song For While I’m Away”

“A Song for While I’m Away” was released on September 21, 1973 on the album “Vagabonds of the Western World.”  I love these songs and can’t get enough of Thin Lizzy.  They were an incredible band!

On October 23, 2020 a Documentary was released about Phil Lynott, titled “Songs for While I’m Away!”  he story of how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman. Directed by: Emer Reynolds, Starring: Carl Shaaban as Phil Lynott.

I posted the link to the Documentary down at the bottom of this page. Please copy and  paste into your browser to open.

Song Lyrics –

These words I wrote, play and sing to you
Do not convey the love I brought and bring to you
For this is a song for while I’m away
To say all the things I’d love to say

You are my life, my everything, you’re all I have
You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true
You’re all I have
Please heed me now these words I have to say

Now I’m headed for the border
You see this song it ends right at the start
I swore when I was younger
No one would win my heart

And far away hills look greener still
But soon they’ll all slip away
It’s then I’ll be returning
And I’ll be coming home to stay

You are my life, my everything, you’re all I have
You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true
You’re all I have
Please heed me now these words I have to say.

Written by: Philip Parris Lynott

Credit: Songmeanings.com, YouTube & Yahoo.com/images

 

Here’s a link to the Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWeBf7HUqIBAA9N5J6kjcpdwXMZWYjlXs

9 thoughts on “Thin Lizzy – “A Song For While I’m Away”

      1. He did have a great voice…one of those voices like Van Morrison that doesn’t come along very often. I felt so bad for his mom when he died.

            1. When I watch the videos of her interviews, they break my heart to pieces, I find myself tearing up. She went through so much and never gave him up, only to lose him. I always wanted to fly to Dublin and just give her a big hug. She was such an incredible lady!