Vein of Fire

by John Corrigan

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1.
I remember when I first surrendered I was holding up my arms And the night it had fallen about us Every solider to a shelter, Every man into his mask, I held mine up high in the darkness. Could I shed my second skin And throw my costume to the wind To sing out once again in the morning? But when we’re standing in the doorway There’s a shadow on the floor That grows a silver smile before us Cause I’ve been working on the night shift The sun went down for days And it won’t come up again And I’ll be singing on that night shift For you to hear my cries As the night passes by Another day, another dawn, another evening coming on I reached up in the night For your answer, But too quick the tale of time How my face had lost its shine, I looked into the mirror And I couldn’t find it; I am thirsty, give me water Let me drink until I’m full When the night it would break And divide us But there’s a fountain in the valley There’s a light beyond the hill That runs its solar course To remind us That we’re just working on the night shift The sun went down for days And I hope to see your face once again And I’ll be singing on the night shift With you by my side A light yet abides
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Vein of Fire 03:31
I saw you in color that day A rainbow alive in your hair Cannot stay You had just smiled in the cold A vein of fire burning inside out Won’t blow away That was then The fire burned on It raised its back And kept us warm in the night What is alive in the dawn Cannot survive very long Without change But we were still caught in the cold falling through holes in the back of our memory That was then The fire burned low We gave our hearts To make it whole in the night Yes, you still smile in the cold A vein of fire turning inside out Won’t blow away
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Judas 03:56
Come on over, I've got nothing left to hide My days are rollin' over, I'll be lying down to die Come on over, I'm not the only mark Abandoned all my friends and took the winnings in the dark Come on over, I'm not the one betrayed I gave you up for silver and carried it away Just like Judas Come on over when the days are fallen down Do not let me wonder, don't put me in the ground Come on over, I'll take your hand in mine I promise I could love you though I'm fastened up with twine Just like Judas Come on over, I'm swinging up on high With the oceans at my feet and an emptiness inside But could I sing, could I sing, could I let my voice go free There above the city, hanging from a tree I'm just like.....
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With You 02:53
here I am, just the stranger in the storm wanting just a little warmth a place to hide my form so let me stay, once a king but now a knave give me calm beneath your shade a quiet place to lay my head down you're right on time I was sure to lose my light it's all I can bear on the wild ascending stair beneath the stars, to dream a dream just a little while with you and I could sleep, a little while beneath the sheets with all my strength regained, stand up once and say that we can't stay, not with a smile or with a wave we are soon betrayed and lifting up that weight we stumble but you could stay though we're born to fall away it's all I can bear on the wild ascending stair beneath the stars, to dream a dream just a little while with you

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released November 11, 2017

All song composed, performed and produced by John Corrigan
Vocals also performed by Sarah Corrigan

Album Art, "Fluid Dreams of Fire," by Sandra Lock: www.flickr.com/photos/sand625/. Used under CC license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/.

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