The Passing

from by John Cathal O'Brien

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The past like the passing remains here still and I don’t believe in nothing but luck as I squandered for 88 years in the hills no water I took. Countless birds on the castle walls and other remains that laid in the halls and a woman at me her finger she shook but I did not follow. Came across a victim of theirs the poor man was so hard to see he was blind but lord was I blinder no he was blinder than me. To avoid a curse we pawn of the past for a belt buckle and a ship in a glass you said you always felt like a boat in a jar well now you own one.
And before we leave we stop by the rocks and we yell to the sea “I don’t want nobody of nobody don’t want me.”
Your favorite book has fallen apart but that’s ok you know it by heart and forever tattooed on your brain is that part , the soldier in the valley. Dreamed of something beginning with whis dreamed of something that ended in key because there’s no good doctors no more so this will cure me. So long my old friends strung out on coincidence I miss your merriment your finery missing. Short months was all that we got throat lumps in the sea breeze and when the temperature dropped we returned to our cities.
With no one to love no one at all but if you all don’t want us then we don’t want you all.
Waiting to hatch for eternity 1000s of years in the pond but soon we’ll be other worlds soon we’ll be gone.
And I don’t think it was ever resolved that that was as close to making sense that it got and of there were any charges they would have been dropped there were no tears in my lobby.


from Acid Week, track released June 1, 2012



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John Cathal O'Brien Brooklyn, New York

John Cathal O'Brien is a
singer/songwriter. Born in Dublin, Ireland and currently residing in New York where he writes, records and plays shows.

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