Goodbye Jack

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Goodbye Jack

Been too long out to sea
in the great north weather
With your right hand on a writing pen
And a bottle in the other

Steam power will not bring you back
nor intentions of the best
Cause your body broke in two
Your spirit stood the test

Hard living on the Frisco Bay
it ain’t no way to go
There are scoundrels on the briney deep
and the hills are full of gold

Some say you were an sob
A Hard to get along
But even still I figured you were worth
At least a poor man’s song

Goodbye jack
Welcome home
the angels sing a lullabye
you’ve been too long alone
here’s the place
you won’t go dry
it’s somewhere tween the milky way and the South Pacific sky
Goodbye Jack

your soul transcended
snow banks, blizzards, icy breaks
as your body stumbled downstream
taverns for a drink

if i listen hard enough
nearly always hear it
as animal brutality contends with human spirit

Goodbye Jack
Welcome home
the angels sing a lullabye
you’ve been too long alone
here’s the place
you won’t go dry
it’s somewhere ‘tween the Milky Way and the South Pacific sky
Goodbye Jack

As the miners pan for gold
live your life too fast
slowly stealing vital signs
from things not meant to last
but you poured it out on the page
your uncommon wit
from the mountains capped with silver
down to streets of grime and grit

Goodbye Jack
Welcome home
the angels sing a lullabye
you’ve been too long alone
here’s the place
you won’t go dry
it’s somewhere ‘tween the milky way and the South Pacific sky
Goodbye Jack

Your love of life was forfeit
when you tried to build that fire
down in dawson to the sea
with the men of forty mile

and the daughter of aurora’s waitin’
at the rainbows end
she’s calling at the wild
with the league of the old men

Goodbye jack
Welcome home
the angels sing a lullabye
you’ve been too long alone
here’s the place
you won’t go dry
it’s somewhere ‘tween the milky way and the South Pacific sky
Goodbye Jack

credits

from Save the Day, released July 13, 2015
Lyrics by Ben Bedford. Song used by permission from Ben Bedford.

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Letters from Jeremiah Florida

Save the Day is an EP from Letters from Jeremiah, a solo project of Bill Cote, the singer/guitarist of the alternative rock trio, The Reverse Engineers. Anyone familiar with TRE will notice the similarity in the overall texture of Letters from Jeremiah. That's because the EP features the same three musicians - Bill, Daniel and Charles Cote. ... more

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