Won't Be Long

from by David Hosking

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Won’t Be Long

The letter and the flower
Were swinging from her hands
Like broken wings on a broken bird
Who couldn’t reach the land
Falling through the smoky sky
Still singing as she fell
The gathered could hear the song
From where it came they couldn’t tell

Why the faces so long?
Don’t you know where I’m from?
There’s a place you will love again
Won’t be long
Won’t be long

Like footsteps in the darkness
Are drowned out by the band
The crashing waves remind us
There’d been footprints in the sand
And a thousand conversations
Maybe more
Float across the ocean
Until they reach another shore

The letter and the flower
Roll up on the beach
Back and forth with each little wave
In a separate bottle each
Somehow still together
Halfway ‘round the world
All that’s left of what was once
A message from a girl


from Butterfly Net, track released February 23, 2017
David Hosking - Piano and Vocal
Sarah Liversidge - Vocal
Colm McClean - Pedal Steel



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