After I Came Quietly

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After I came quietly from the shade of doubt
I lay amidst the sycamores spacing out;
The ravens in their reckoning stared me down.
I tried to confide in my sensitive side but he wasn't around.

I tried to live by temperance but I came out flat.
You tried to give forgiveness, then you took it back.
I loaded up on tragedies for the ones I lacked.
I gathered my clues in the avenues, all faded to black.

I'd be the most pitiful way to go
Where I sleep at your door in a rent-a-suit
With rain on my face;
You can't take me back where I belong.

I told you I'd love you, well, I guess I tried.
I gave you my shoulder when I made you cry.
I overlooked the foliage to the vacant skies.
I'd said I'd be true; it was then that I knew
I must have lied.

Now all my new beginnings are the past explained
And all my happy endings are semen-stained
And all our secret promises are yours to break.
I pass like a creep, and skulk off to sleep in the
Mess that I've made.

I'd be the most pitiful way to go
Where I sleep at your door in a rent-a-suit
With rain on my face;
Won't you can't take me back where I belong.

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from Where I Sleep at Your Door, released March 25, 2015

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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest work, a collection of songs entitled "Where I Sleep at Your Door" is set to be released in March 2015.
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