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And there was boy, he was troubled
Jonah was his name
When I found him he was crying
Underneath the rain

I said son why are your crying?
Don't you know the war has been won
I gave some of my clothing
Told him now, he could run

He said I lost my family
I don't know where they've gone
And I miss my mama
Don't know if she's passed on

And I'm so tired
Of living out of pocket
And I'm so tired
Of living at all

And I said there are many false people
Who'll stop you along the road
And grief itself is a shadow
Which under sunlight remains cold

But stay with me a while
I've known worse and I've known better
Maybe some day down the line
You'll forget to remember

And there was a boy, he was troubled
Jonah was his name
And after a few months
I never saw him again


from These Songs Are Prayers, released May 16, 2017
Jesse Gotfrit



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Jesse Gotfrit Vancouver, British Columbia

local brat making melodramatic music for the heart and soul

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