Long Gone

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Long Gone (dead letter)

Homeward bound some blue night
Which red morning bore
Not one soul in sight
Who's this by the door?
A stranger before
What will he ask for?

Will he leave me to pass
And fade into night?
Or show me the path
To new morning's light?
Or cruelly indict
And tear me in spite?

How can I know on approach
If it's praise or reproach?
I can't just lie in wait
Too soon I'll be too late

To tell you I'm home
Back where I belong
You'll seek me at dawn
But I'll be long gone

Still and silent he stands
Black cloaked in the dark
I set forth my hands
They bear not a mark
Like wood stripped of bark
The moonlight so stark

As the morning grows near
My breath comes so fast
I'll know only fear
Till I've breathed my last
All will become clear
When this storm has passed

You wake up to find you're alone
With no memory of home
And for all that you know
There's no way to decode

You'll reach for my name
But that won't explain
My bones in the ground
Will not yield a sound
The star-lit night sky
Will not tell you why
You'll still have this song
But I'll be long gone


from HAPPY DEATHDAY, released April 29, 2017



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sad songs & tall tales -- garage rock duo

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