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Watching the Clock Again

from Bells Will Ring by John Donovan

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The West pins down the windy South
in a sibling's grip and it can't slip out
the sky runs back behind the clouds
and I'm watching the clock again

Hesitations like the floor
a summer breeze swings the door
and I think I'm alright but I can't be sure
so I'm watching the clock again

Hidden in the morning dew
is a beautiful memory waiting for you
You never told me but I know it's true
you may never come back again

Conversations overheard
flock like every fearful bird
and ring in every piercing word
you may never come back again

Well they took you in and they chained your wrists
You were thrown around by a hundred fists
After the springtime hit
you never were the same again

Up and down don't mean a thing
I see you there, you hear me sing
After the sky caved in
you never were the same again

And if I told you I was a stray
would you send someone to take me away?
You know you couldn't name a price I wouldn't pay
to make you come back again

'Cause the things that stay moving when you're not around
are driving me slowly into the ground
and I'm hoping that someday you'll hear this sound
and it'll make you come back again


from Bells Will Ring, released September 29, 2010
Drumming by Ryan Soles


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