Rough

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Is your language without words to speak
No translation to render expression weak
Is your anguish read by the look in your eyes
Blank pages without compromise

January, Saturday afternoon
Hesitation hanging in the room
You were shaking, you were crying too
I was hating myself for carrying you
All the way to Lone Mountain and Durango
That's the place where I had to let you go
And the radio was singing Scar Tissue
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
And my brain snapped back to that Halloween
You were waiting at the back gate for me
It was raining all over fallen leaves
It was amazing, amazing as can be
But now you're pacing, and I'm looking at the floor
And a lady is walking through the door
She's an angel, she wants to take you away
Away to some kind of better place

I hope you're happy where you are
I hope you can hear my guitar
In the sky or in the walls
Or perhaps nowhere at all
But surely always here with me
In memories and in dreams
Part of who I am and will always be

You were laid down across a counter top
And the angel gave you some kind of shot
And you were raging for a moment and then
You were fading, and you collapsed in my hand
And she was saying, you're gonna be alright
Don't worry baby, but you knew that she lied
Just the same way we always have to you
With our shameless planetary zoo
We've chained you, and we've caged you in
We've restrained you and laughed at your expense
I hope maybe it wasn't all so rough
I only pray you found something you loved
And I gave you a final glance as I
Walked away to the rest of my life
You were staring, but it was clear to me
That those eyes, your eyes, would no longer see

I hope you're happy where you are
I hope you can hear my guitar
In the sky or in the walls
Or perhaps nowhere at all
But surely always here with me
In memories and in dreams
Part of who I am and will always be
We'll always be

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from Old Dogs, released January 28, 2017

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