Song for Josh

from by Andy Leeming

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I’m going back to
The person I was certain I would be
When I was 8 years old
Ill turn my back to
What’s pulling me apart at night
And be honest free and golden young and bold
And everyone should know.

I made a promise
To drive your hearse from the river to the sea
On what I’m sure will be a sunny day.
I’d sing the best songs
Loud enough for the both of us
Cause I know you would want it that way.

We’d get there in an afternoon in June
And I’d sit alone in the sand.
I’d wake you up from your early grave and tell you -
Josh you’re not dead you’re just trying to behave
And goddamn it’s a beautiful day
You’ve got so much left to say
And hey man we’re not goin out that way.

I’m going back to
The nights spent screaming Thunder Road
When heaven and hell were painted on the moon.
Just two dudes who
Ran right out of fucks to give and we’re
Not re-stocking any time soon

We were the kings of
After hours,
Whiskey sours,
Thunder showers,
Carrot flowers

I made a promise
To write to you after you had gone
On what I’m sure will be a cloudy day
I’ll tell you all about
Life back in America
It hasnt changed much since you went away.

I’m going back to
The person I was certain I would be
When I was 8 years old
I’ll turn my back to
What’s pulling me apart at night
And be honest free golden young and bold
I thought you ought to know

And this transatlantic drunken dial was just to say
That goddamn it’s a beautiful day
We’ve got so much left to say.

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from Ten Shots Plus a Promise, released March 21, 2013

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