Early Grave

Early Grave

pokerowan's picture
NOT SAFE FOR WORK

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Liner Notes: 

I'm hearing this as more electric in its final version, but acoustically it came out okay!

Lyrics: 

I can’t forget the way that he looked
Trying not to draw attention to himself on a southbound train

And I can’t forget the curl of his lip
When I spoke of cigarettes between my teeth on a long night out
On a long night out

I can only miss him in dreams now
When my shutdown brain forgets

Back to the start
When my hands shook hard
And we practiced our language with a sweet regard
How could I create when I’d never been brave?
Now I’m reminiscing when there’s nothing there to save

Yeah, back to the start
Before my time
When real life was on the borderline
I won’t worry myself into an early grave
Thinking on hearts when there’s nothing left to save

I can’t forget the rattling nights
Afraid that I was boring now, ashamed I wasn’t worth the breath

Lucky I saved it, lucky I know
That the good stays fucking good, and the worst
Is yet to come

‘Cos I still have feelings for him
But I’m never gonna take him back

Back to the start
When my hands shook hard
And we practiced our language with a sweet regard
How could I create when I’d never been brave?
Now I’m reminiscing when there’s nothing there to save

Yeah, back to the start
Before my time
When real life was on the borderline
I won’t worry myself into an early grave
Thinking on hearts when there’s nothing left to save

‘Cos everything’s peachy til it’s not
And I was so keen but he forgot
That skin keeps healing and it’s nice to hear thoughts
‘Cos you can’t live on speech alone
When you’re driven by the plot
Bad endings,
Bad endings
The capital’s breaking off

And I still have feelings for you
But I’m never gonna take you back

Back to the start
When my hands shook hard
And we practiced our language with a sweet regard
How could I create when I’d never been brave?
Now I’m reminiscing when there’s nothing there to save

Yeah, back to the start
Before my time
When real life was on the borderline
I won’t worry myself into an early grave
Thinking on hearts when there’s nothing left to save



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

Good storytelling, Rowan. The chorus here is really strong, I think. The couplet "How could I create when I’d never been brave? / Now I’m reminiscing when there’s nothing there to save" is really great. Very evocative.

Susan Cantey's picture

Wonderfully vivid lyric. You are a great story teller. Delicious musical rendition of a sad tale. The emotion feels so real! Sweet sweet vocal and guitar.
"I won’t worry myself into an early grave
Thinking on hearts when there’s nothing left to save" Brilliant!

(Nice coda too.)

Cicpisces's picture

Nice song. Very clever lyrics. It is like hearing a story and you tell it well. Be nice to hear it as an electric version cause I think it would add to the whole song. Good work.