The House

Album: Slipway Fires (2008)
  • There's a full moon over this ancient town
    A clock faced the color of the sky
    And every street that we walk down
    Belongs to the house where my father died

    Where prisoners march in luck step with each other
    Reavers test the limit of their reign
    Dragging their dead weight from the other
    While I claim my place, center stage

    I've been thrown by the thrashing of his going
    Chained to his unseen stride
    I've walked in luck step without knowing
    My indifference, my only disguise

    Now it comes through me like an injection
    Anonymous pain throbbing real inside
    And every pulse in my body
    Belongs to the house where my father died

    Won't catch his spirit in a candle
    On or alive in it's guttering glow
    And death comes through these streets like a scandal
    Bent up and beaten, oh, a bitter body blow

    And in bars and shaded back rooms
    Those who can't cope just get high
    But every place this drink takes me to
    Belongs to the house, where my father died

    And there's a full moon over this ancient town
    Head lights numb the banner of the sky
    Rain rages the steadings and the open ground
    And I'm a child fighting shadows with tears in my eyes

    And the valley cannons and thunder
    Trees blow beneath the bruising of the sky
    Like centuries shield the lake from my wonder
    And I'm as helpless as a child hiding from life

    And the face from my mind is fading
    I count the wounds for the very first time
    Tonight there's gonna be a reckoning
    I'm entering the house where my father died Writer/s: JOHNNY BORRELL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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