So Long, John

by Damon Smith

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A song written for an old friend.


Oh John remember the time
You gave me a taste of your seven dollar wine
The first time I got shitfaced you found me on the lawn my guts were out all over the place

I was only 13 got vomit on my purple jeans
you left me there
So long, John

Oh John those winters in your room
Writing songs among the cold suburban gloom
The memory sticks in my mind
Singing tunes among the seven dollar bottles of wine

I was only 15
Smoking clouds of purple green
I looked up to you

Oh John look what have you done
I found you rotting in the hot suburban sun
Just like the first time I got shitfaced
Your guts were on the ground, a smile painted over your face

You were only 19
I still don’t know what it means but I miss you
So long, John
I miss you
So long, John


released September 20, 2018
Song written and recorded by Damon Smith
Additional Vocals by Brendan Jacob Smith
Mastered by Aaron Saidizand


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