Never Shed No Tears

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Toothless Grin


Stinkin' of Gin


Wonder if his Mama wonders


Where he has been


Nicotine stains


Sorrow falls like rain


A shower would do a world of good for him


 


The silence speaks


Cold and darkness mock the weak


No one can know the secrets that lie within


A day lasts a month


A collection of hours


No time's enough to wash away the sin


 


I was once the captain of a mighty, great vessel


I sailed the ocean for years


I was once a father, a devoted husband


But I tell you son, I never shed no tears


 


Beyond repair


Fallen out of mid-air


To a world raised on candy corn and colour TV


Sit and smoke


While the kids' laugh and joke


If they decide not to hurt you, they'll soon let you be


 


Blood for wine


Drink holds the line


As precious as the first words your little boy said


But you lost your hope


Let go of the rope


As visions of the past dance through your head


 


I was once the captain of a mighty, great vessel


I sailed the ocean for years


I was once a father, a devoted husband


But I tell you son, I never shed no tears


Never shed no tears

Created: Dec 31, 2011

Tags: country, folk, strings, piano, flute, music, guitar

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