Before The Ashes

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A picture of you from ’84
You never smile like that anymore
And the deaths add up
And the deaths add up
Who’s counting? 
I see you before the clouds came through
Before the world eroded you
Can you do one thing
Can you do one thing
Gonna make you sing
Gonna make you sing

Just smile - like in those pictures
Just smile - like the sun up in the sky
Just smile - forget the shadows
Wanna know who you were before the ashes
I wanna know who you were before the ashes

By ’86 the clouds came in
Add and remove a layer of skin
You’re adult you’re a child
You’re adult you’re a child
We’ve all been both our entire lives
I see you before the flood came through
Before the world screwed up you
Can you do one thing
Can you do one thing
Gonna make you sing
Gonna make you sing 

Disappointments add up 
And the years they add up
Disappointments add up
One by one by one
Who’s keeping track anymore?
(Dad and Kathy still together somewhere…
Happy child’s still in there somewhere…
All that light still in there somewhere…)

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from The Box, released November 3, 2019

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Jeremy Gloff Tampa, Florida

Jeremy Gloff is an independent musician and writer residing in Tampa, Florida. Since his first album in 1993 Gloff has released 22 solo albums.

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