I Cover The Waterfront lyrics

Johnny w. green / edward heyman

Away from the city that hurts and knocks,
Im standing alone by the desolate docks
In the still and the chill of the night
I see the horizon the great unknown
My heart has an ache
Its as heavy as stone
With the dawn coming on, make it last

I cover the waterfront
Im watching the sea
Will the one I love
Be coming back to me

I cover the waterfront
In search of my love
An Im covered
By a starlit sky above

Here am i
Patiently waiting
Hoping and longing
Oh how I yearn
Where are you
Have you thought back time
Will you remember
Will you return

Will the one I love
Be coming back
To me

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What do you think is the meaning of I Cover The Waterfront by Billie Holiday?