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Distortions of the Phrase

from Where I Sleep at Your Door by Jon Hughes



Found them on blue-painted hills;
Those unifying words that I knew
If spoken would never be heard,
So I buried them there.

Scribbled in black books
Distortions of that phrase; In your eyes
I saw they meant nothing at all
And they faded away.

Pillars of wintery light
Dissolve into the lake and the day
Slips into wandering night
And I'm fading away.

Dabbled in black verse
A raven on my chest where I lie
A fool and a liar at best;
And I wake again.

If you see me in this trance again,
Whenever I look back again I can't look away
Cause I'm holding out for memory–
Something to remind me of the things that I'd say.


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 collection of songs, "Sunshine Remorse", was released in January of 2019.
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