Blood & Fire

Niney the Observer6 Aug 2012

blood - 群星

older brother, restless soul, lie down


lie for a while with your ear against the earth


and you'll hear your sister sleep talking

say, your hair is long but not long enough

to reach home to me


but your beard


someday might be


and she woke up in a cold sweat on the floor


next to a family portrait drawn

when you were four


and beside a jar of two cent coins

that are no good no more


she'll lay it aside


older father, weary soul, you'll drive


back to the home you made on the mountainside


with that ugly, terrible thing

those papers for divorce and a lonely ring


a lonely ring


sit on your porch


and pluck your strings


oh, and you'll find somebody you can blame


and you'll follow the creek that runs out into the sea


and you'll find the peace of the lord


grandfather, weary soul, you'll fly


over your life once more before you die


since our grandma passed away


you've waited for forever and a day


just to die


and someday soon


you will die


it was the only woman you ever loved


that got burnt by the sun

too often when she was young


and the cancer spread and

it ran into her body and her blood


and there's nothing you can do about it now


***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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