Boy And Man

by John Dowling

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BOY AND MAN

I’m just a boy makin' payday rounds
From bar to bar searching the town
For my old man
Before he drinks the money all down

He’s a good man till the liquor kicks in
Then it pumps him full of adrenaline
Glass after glass
Draws on the cash ‘till it’s gone

I cross these streets boy and man
In the tracks of the man who came before me
And the years don’t mean a thing
If I can't shake the shadows of my history
Boy and man

Late that night he finally comes in
Ma lays into him and the fight begins
Glass after glass
Smashed on the walls of the kitchen

Hide in the dark not heard and not seen
I hold on ‘till I turn fifteen
Then I cut ties
Looking for my salvation

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WelI I drift on for years lost in the night
Cause that was the map I was given
It was bent and all frayed, when I threw it away
Letting go the miles that I’d driven...

Boy and man
In the tracks of the man who came before me
And the years won’t mean a thing
As I shake off the shadows of my history
Boy and man


John Dowling
john@dowling.ca

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released July 17, 2016

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John Dowling Dalkeith, Ontario

A rural renaissance man wringing musical tales and tractor poetry out of the swamps and forests of Glengarry Ontario

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