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Did Ya Know Him?

from The World Only Ends When You Die by Skyway Man

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lyrics

Ross, Rabbit, John, your father was a clown
I never made you laugh, but one time you smiled at the ground
In the company ranks from age of entry in year 25
Through some days way darker than a fallen soldier's eyes

You screamed toward the shots, "I see the sky falling down"
You ran to catch it like rain from a hellfire nation falling out of the clouds
Yes, in war you'd never have a chance, you were too strong
You were thrown to the dogs and died like your father
In the rodeo
Damn

Did ya know him?
-When you walk by his grave
When the afternoon light lit his face in the old wooden frame
Did you slow down to walk with the mourning, did they pass you by?
Do the words "Did ya know him” when spoken sound strange?

Ross, Rabbit, John, an aimless blade knocked you down
Right now, you would be up all night, rolling heavy to a promised land sound
We know it's too late to heal you, boy, but we still sing this rhyme
Take the chains from your body, open your heart, put your hand in mind

Did ya know him? Did ya know him?
-What you say after speaking his name
When the afternoon light lit his face in the old wooden frame
Would you slow down if you saw his wheels were falling off right now?
When the words "Did ya know him" are spoken, can you hear the sound?

Sometimes we stare at the bathroom wall
Wondering if the stucco on the ceiling's pointing in
Sometimes people stare till they can't see at all

Wait, in your bedroom
Pace, until dawn
Breaks a stream of light
Over your desk drawer
Write words "I’ll be fine"
Oh so many times
When your hand is sore
Time to open the door
Take my advice
Wander open field
Head pointed to sky
Trace the pattern, Walk
Till your hope runs dry
Place your hand on the ground
Listen to me, Freeze
Till night falls down
Watch the shadows in moonlight
Point, you will survive
Dig a hole there now
Bury yourself inside
You will be alright
Dig a hole there now
Bury yourself inside
You will be alright

Time to go down to the place of childhood dreams
Time to go

credits

from The World Only Ends When You Die, track released August 26, 2020
Written by James Wallace / Andy Jenkins
Engineers - Alan Weatherhead, Kevin Dailey, James Wallace
Guitars - Alan Parker
Drums/Percussion - Pinson Chanselle
Bass - Cameron Ralston
Piano/Keys - James Wallace
Flute - Stefan Forbus
Trumpet - Kai Welch
Trombone - Carl Gatti
Background Vocals - Casey Jane, Camille Weatherford

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