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Followed You First

from Where I Sleep at Your Door by Jon Hughes



I dressed you in flames,
Ashes in your mouth;
You burn my eyes, my body,
But my head is full of clouds and rain.

I dreamt up a wave
To sweep us from these shores;
Like crumbled shells we'd surface
And the pain would drift silently away.

I'd swim for miles but every time I'd breathe
I'd know I could feel you drown.
My best escape is everywhere I run
I feel that you run me down.

I followed you first
I was so inclined
To be your steel-eyed savior
But I was only hunger and thirst.

I followed the song;
Listened for the notes
Of love that runs with reason
But my mind was made up wrong.

My best mistake was to everyone I turned
I took it they'd turn me down.
You took my word but everything I said
Was spoken to hear the sound.
I turned away now everywhere I turn
I feel that I'm turned around.
My best escape is everywhere I run
I feel that you run me down.


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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