Longest Winter

from by The Carolan Brothers



Come a little closer in this dying light,
These are our last hours so let's not fight.
Our little ship is sinking and our race is run,
So hold me while we wonder what has happened
To us.

Seems like only yesteryear was summertime,
The green leaves of our tree in bloom, our roots entwined,
That's when every moment was spent making love,
To think of then seems shallow now, it's meaningless
To us.

Maybe then this winter's all we need
We fall from favour like the autumn leaves.
Trampled under feet of others, in the spring we'll take new lovers
By the summer, you'll discover, your love don't grow for me.

You wrote me a letter, it said "I love you, and here's why,"
I knew I could not better it so I did never try.
It was not for lack of tenderness, but for words I could not find.
Now I've found them in this song but you're no longer mine,
We're no longer us.

Maybe then this winter's all we need,
But I had thought our love was evergreen,
In that it would last forever, but on the day that we untethered,
We both struggled to remember a time when you loved me.

Now that day is breaking, it is time for me to leave.
Something pulls me t'wards your door but I cannot believe,
That such a thing is happening to you and me.
I hope when you find someone who can make you happy,
You will think of us.

Cos there's no you or me,
We're alone, and that don't make much sense to me,
Not much sense at all
It seems like such a waste of love,
Seems like such a wasted, wasted, waste of love.


from Equinox, released June 27, 2014



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The Carolan Brothers Ireland

The Carolan Brothers are a 6-piece folk and roots-rock band hailing from Drogheda, Ireland. The band place an emphasis on storytelling in the folk tradition, punctuated by memorable melodies and sweeping musical interludes. The band have become known for their distinctive vocal harmonies, and continue to draw an esteemed following with their raw, natural sound and retro-folk stylings. ... more

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