A Short Farewell

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A short farewell is fine enough
For a man whose hands are cold to the touch!
He’s a dream gone by, though I wish it weren’t so!
He’s not what I pictured, he’s not what I know!

I’ll write his name at the top, in black!
He’ll see in time, since my old words fell flat
I’ll leave this note at the foot of the bed
Leave nothing unspoken, nothing unsaid

Can I forgive myself for the price that I’ve paid
In giving my heart to a man who was made
With no love in his heart, or no heart in his chest
Under his skin he’s wretched at best

So I’ll write his name at the top, in black
He’ll see in time, since my old words fell flat
I’ll leave this note at the foot of the bed
Leave nothing unspoken, nothing unsaid

I’ve got a secret I can give to you to keep
But only if you find a place for us, out of the reach

Of the waiting and the hoping and the days of wearing thin
We’re going away from the loveless hands, under our skin

So I’ll write his name at the top, in black

credits

from After The Fall, released June 16, 2015
Miranda Clissold; Vocals
Michael Kissinger; Vocals
Clayton Mah; Guitar

Lyrics by Clayton Mah
Recorded at MK Sound Studios, Mixed and Mastered by Michael Kissinger.
Produced, arranged, and performed by The War On Light.

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The War On Light is a Calgary-based folk-blues trio, driven by three-part harmonies and melancholy instrumentals.

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