Before the Flood

from by Jacob Earl

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Remember when the lights still shone
24 hours along the quay
We watched the ships come in til dawn
We spent our days in make believe

Before the bread and butter lines
Before the gated community
You stole my heart, I made you mine
We lived without threat of security

I travelled lands far and wide
Everywhere the same sad lies
We didn't do this to ourselves
We wanted to help, how we tried

There's always someone else to blame
A faceless nameless empty corps
Or maybe there's another way
Oh what are we fighting for?

Remember when the lights still shone
24 hours a day
We made love bathed in song
Without an instrument to play

Before the pain and pestilence
Before the wasting disease
I'm not living in the sense
I'm not wanting what I need

I locked myself inside the past
Back to the lands of lakes and trees
When you said that our love would last
Longer than the roiling seas

There's always another hope dashed
You're gone, I am on my own
Before the flood, before the crash
That left me here all alone.


from Before The Flood, released December 4, 2014




Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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