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Goodbye Old Ghosts

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lyrics

Goodbye, old house.
It's time.
There's flames in your halls,
And mine.

When i packed up my things, years ago
I wasn't traveling light.
Brought everything with me but the kitchen sink,
In cardboard boxes enshrined.

Now my house is bursting, ready to explode,
With all the things in my mind.
If I could go back, I don't know that I would.
I've thought it sometimes.

Picture young streets,
Long nights.
There's blood on my hands
From short fights.

Now I leave my children, bones and dust,
Eaten by time.
I leave the blame, the things that were said,
The guilt spattered wall.

Footprints and shadows and running up stairs,
Dustless sparkle.
Small indistinct figures in darkened rooms
Will one day be tall.

Goodbye old fire,
Ashen frame.
Goodbye old ghosts,
Now few.

I'm sitting alone again,
Writing this song,
Writing my book.

Thinking of histories,
Weighing on spines.
Wood into leaves.

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from Bouzouki Songs, released September 11, 2020

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Slightly weird and mostly slow indie folk from Brighton / London, UK

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