From the album Take It All In

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Written by Joe L'Esperance
Ric: guitars, vocals
Raianne Richards: harmony vocal, clarinet

Lyrics

On the other side of these bright mornings
Is a light that shines on Martha’s Awnings
Reflects across the sound to Buzzards Bay

The seagulls loot the ferry boats
A humpback sings its ancient notes
Echoes down the coastal waterway

Chorus:
The fishermen pull-up anchor as the day goes by
While the sunset on Menemsha paints the sky

The morning paper hits the lawn and
An old man sits under Martha’s Awnings
As the island faithful scatter through the town

The captain’s quarters in Edgartown,
The gingerbread houses dance all around
Glowing like a sunlit wedding gown

And if I could just be with you for one more day
But the mainland and its matters won’t let me stay

The sailboats and the seafood shack
Come next year, they will all be back
As September slowly draws her awnings down

On the other side of these bright mornings
is a light that shines on Martha’s Awnings