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Blood
The Middle East Lyrics


Older brother, restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
And you'll hear your sister sleep talking
Say, "Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
Home to me
But your beard
Someday might be"

And she'll wake up in a cold sweat on the floor
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
She'll lay it aside

Older father, weary soul, you'll drive
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
With that ugly, terrible thing
Those papers for divorce
And a lonely ring
A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings

And you'll find somebody you can blame
And you'll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
And you'll find the peace of the Lord

Grandfather, weary soul, you'll fly
Over your life once more before you die
Since our grandma passed away
You've waited for forever and a day
Just to die
And someday soon
You will die

It was the only woman you ever loved
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
And there's nothing you can do about it now

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Rohin Jones, Jordan Ireland

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Gus J

I came home from the hospital and listened to this song, the night my Dad decided he was ready to die. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) in 2000, and fought it for 17 years. Several years of pain & fear & chemo & experimental treatments & uncertainty... but also several years of joy... Us going to STL Cardinals games together, Casino trips, playing in golf tournaments together; He got to see his son graduate college, buy his first house, and he met his son's wife and his granddaughter.

The cancer came back in December 2016 with a fury, and spread to his kidneys, liver, and lungs. He spent his last month in the hospital; and after 17 years of fighting cancer, he was done. He said stop everything & let me go to hospice. That was on a Friday morning. We got him to hospice, got him settled & got him comfortable... we were thinking it would be 3 or 4 days.

So... I left Hospice around 11 p.m. that Friday night, got home and poured a drink, and listened to this song. Several times.

At 7 a.m. the next morning, I got a call from my mom that my Dad had passed.

Listening to this song now... brings tears to my eyes, until the end... then it makes me remember all of the good times I had with my Dad. And then, I cry out of happiness.



Hosanna

Older brother, restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
And you’ll hear your sister sleep talking
Say, “Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
Home to me
But your beard
Someday might be”

And she woke up in a cold sweat on the floor
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
She’ll lay it aside

Older father, weary soul, you’ll drive
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
With that ugly, terrible thing
Those papers for divorce
And a lonely ring
A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings

Oh, and you’ll find somebody you can blame
And you’ll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
And you’ll find the peace of the Lord.

Grandfather, weary soul, you’ll fly
Over your life once more before you die
Since our grandma passed away
You've waited for forever and a day
Just to die
And someday soon
You will die

It was the only woman you ever loved
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
And there’s nothing you can do about it now



Josephine Ocampo

Older brother, restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
And you’ll hear your sister sleep talking
Say, “Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
Home to me
But your beard
Someday might be”

And she woke up in a cold sweat on the floor
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
She’ll lay it aside

Older father, weary soul, you’ll drive
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
With that ugly, terrible thing
Those papers for divorce
And a lonely ring
A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings

Oh, and you’ll find somebody you can blame
And you’ll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
And you’ll find the peace of the Lord.

Grandfather, weary* soul, you’ll fly
Over your life once more before you die
Since our grandma passed away
You’ve waited for forever and a day
Just to die
And someday soon
You will die

It was the only woman you ever loved
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
And there’s nothing you can do about it now



Natsu

To the loved one's
("Dear brother you must be a grown up now, with a restless soul.
Lie down for a while and hear me out from my grave, you are older right now, but not old enough to understand. But one-day when you'll grow a beard, when you'll be matured enough to know that I woke up with a fear and shock when I found out about my disease. Next to the family portrait that was drawn when u were 4, our only happy memory. Next to the jar of 2 cent coins collected for my college and stuff, but it's of no use anymore.")

(" dear father, you must be old and tired right now. But still not moved on, driving to that home we made for mother in mountainside where sunlight cannot reach.
With divorce papers and a lonely ring , with mother who's got scars from the cancer,
Don't worry, play your guitar and don't blame her for my disease which was genetic. Forgive her and your depression will be healed, you will be free from the thoughts of me.")

("Dear grandpa, it's time for you to rest. Just before you die you have to suffer one more time, because after grandma died you waited for your Grand daughter forever in a hope that I would be cured. But you'll be shocked to know that I was diagnosed with MELANOMA at a very young age, and the cancer spread throughout my body into my blood and I died, now there's nothing you can do but cry")
~ a sister, daughter and granddaughter ♥️



Beatriz Perdomo Pacas

LYRICS
Older brother, restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
And you’ll hear your sister sleep talking
Say, “Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
Home to me
But your beard
Someday might be”

And she woke up in a cold sweat on the floor
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
She’ll lay it aside

Older father, weary soul, you’ll drive
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
With that ugly, terrible thing
Those papers for divorce
And a lonely ring
A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings

Oh, and you’ll find somebody you can blame
And you’ll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
And you’ll find the peace of the Lord.

Grandfather, weary soul, you’ll fly
Over your life once more before you die
Since our grandma passed away
You’ve waited for forever and a day
Just to die
And someday soon
You will die

It was the only woman you ever loved
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
And there’s nothing you can do about it now



All comments from YouTube:

Gus J

I came home from the hospital and listened to this song, the night my Dad decided he was ready to die. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) in 2000, and fought it for 17 years. Several years of pain & fear & chemo & experimental treatments & uncertainty... but also several years of joy... Us going to STL Cardinals games together, Casino trips, playing in golf tournaments together; He got to see his son graduate college, buy his first house, and he met his son's wife and his granddaughter.

The cancer came back in December 2016 with a fury, and spread to his kidneys, liver, and lungs. He spent his last month in the hospital; and after 17 years of fighting cancer, he was done. He said stop everything & let me go to hospice. That was on a Friday morning. We got him to hospice, got him settled & got him comfortable... we were thinking it would be 3 or 4 days.

So... I left Hospice around 11 p.m. that Friday night, got home and poured a drink, and listened to this song. Several times.

At 7 a.m. the next morning, I got a call from my mom that my Dad had passed.

Listening to this song now... brings tears to my eyes, until the end... then it makes me remember all of the good times I had with my Dad. And then, I cry out of happiness.

Oswaldo Mayberry

You from Alton?

The Dulf

I'm sure some of us have our own variations of pain related to this but I genuinely appreciated hearing you share yours. I'm sorry about your father, I lost mine also. I wish you the best and remember him for all the good and forget all the bad, if any.

Evan Patten

Lost my mom to breast cancer 6 years ago. I got turned onto this song around that time when my wife and I watch one of our favorite movies, "Crazy, Stupid, Love". It always makes me think of those times and her. I'm sorry for your loss.

danielvutran

i'm proud of your life

icy bot

still here

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Quincy Ingalls

Don't you just love it when you find this unique song, and just have to play it over and over and over again, and you find the band's other songs, but none of them makes you have this unique and amazing feel that that one song does.
But the horrible part is it's unique. No song is quite like it. and you want to find more music like this, but you cant.
Doesn't it drive you insane?

Tom Souden

Try Bibio - Lovers Carvings

Anny _

u r reading my feelings

Sayyid Fayadh

Listen to the band Hollowcoves they sound like this

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