Cringe

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Flashing traffic lights paint the city bright red
As the streets are wrapped inside the midnight fog
Sirens off in the distance signal that somewhere, something has gone horrible wrong
And the cops go on about some kids drinking scotch
Blowing stop signs, while in the waiting room of St. John's
Head buried in hands, a father hopes for news about his only son

Counting the heartbeats

Who would've guessed the lights would go out?
And down in the city they're putting him underground
Who would've guessed we'd be left here in this wreck?
There's nothing left

Now the doctors are rushing through the hospital halls
Flat-line, panic, frantic shouts, and telephone calls
Praying for his life, praying for a pulse
While he just sits and watches it all

Can't stand the fucking sight of
His mangled body in a hospital bed
So close the door and pull the curtains
You'll never see him again

And now suddenly he's back in the spring of '99
Taking Tommy out to Buck Branch Park watching him play out in the sunlight
Now he's wrapping him up in his arms on the night that his mother died
Holding back tears
Talking all about love
All about God
All about resilience and the beauty of life

Did all all those words mean anything at all?
Or were they wiped away that night like random scribbles on a bathroom stall?
When metal hit bone did they shatter like your body on the windshield glass?
Are you really just a ghost in these photographs?

Now the doctors are rushing through the hospital halls
Flat-line, panic, frantic shouts, and telephone calls
Praying for his life, praying for a pulse
While he just sits and watches it all

Can't stand the fucking sight of
His mangled body in a hospital bed
So close the door and pull the curtains
You'll never see him again.

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from Jonah, released March 28, 2015
Music by Sean Ahern
Lyrics by Bair Srivastav

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