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I Wanna Leave This Town

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it's still hard to swallow
the last words that you said
i hope you feel ashamed

dull and washed out colours
shimmer through my head
it still feels like a dream

and i stood in the yard
and i cried
and i asked you to stay
and you cried and looked tired
and you walked away
and you never looked back
but i swore that you smiled
brother i tried

i wanna leave this town
i wanna leave this town

and out near the church
where the stone flowers grow
where we buried you
under the ghost gum
and dad wouldn't come
and everyone watched me
but i couldn't cry
brother i tried

i wanna leave this town
i wanna leave this town

now when the wind blows
dusty dry and dead
i miss you in my bones

i still see the twisted metal
like a giant carcass spread
i feel so alone

and i stood in the yard
and i cried
and you wouldn't stay
and you cried and looked tired
and you turned away
and you never looked back
but i swore that you smiled
brother i tried

i wanna leave this town
i wanna leave this town
i wanna leave this town

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from 10 Poems For My Brother, released December 11, 2015

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Seamus Kirkpatrick Brisbane, Australia

Seamus Kirkpatrick is a Brisbane based musician, writer and photographer.

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