Some Half​-​Wrung Verse

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In the gallery
Where my heroes are hanging,
Gazing at a face so still
I saw roses turn to flames
Coming out of both of her
Ears and her mouth
And you were like a child, so strange,
Couldn't even see me there.

I offered you a hummingbird
On my finger did thrum
And all that I received in return was not a word.
Tried to hit the note that would sing
To your delicate soul
But I didn't even come close.

I've counted every star
In this metropolis sky —
Trapped inside a mania so still,
I feel power, I feel shame;
I burn out and I fall into the gaze of your eyes,
And every word that comes, so strange,
Could you even hear say?

All I ever wanted was
Just some vague idea
That you could find me
Nowhere and next to you at once.
And I could drift away
Like some thin and
Ethereal thing
And you'd find me where the
Light falls in the evening.

I offered you some half-wrung verse
On a nail where it hung
So you could find me
Nowhere and next to you at once.
Tried to hit the note that would sing
To your delicate soul
But I didn't even come close.

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from Sunshine Remorse, released January 12, 2019

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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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