Template:Philip Chevron: Faithful Departed

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Philip Chevron: Faithful Departed

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This graveyard hides a million secrets
And the trees, the trees know more than they would tell
But the ghosts of the saints and scholars will haunt you
In heaven and in hell

Rattled by the glimmer man, the boogieman or holy man
Living in the shadows and the shadows of a gunman
Rattle like the coppers in your greasy till
Rattle until time stood still

Look across your shoulder and the school bell rings
Another day of made-to-measure history
Well I don't mind that your heroes have all wings
But your terrible beauty is torn

Faithful departed
We fickle hearted
As you are now
So once were we
Faithful departed
We the meek hearted
With graces imparted
Bring flowers to thee

The girls from the kips proclaim their love for you
When you stumbled in they knew you had a shilling or two
But they cursed you on Sundays and holy days
When you all stayed away

And when you slept there naked light bulb blinded your shame
The shadows on the wall took all the blame
And the Sacred Hearts picture compassion in His eyes
Drowned out the river's sighs

Oh let the grass grow green over the brewery tonight
'Cause it will never come between the morning and the night
And there's nothing too sick that can't be eased
By the Devil's holy water and the rosary beads


You're a history book, which I never could write
Your poetry in paralysis too sweet to recite
So dress yourself, bless yourself; you've won the fight
And we're going to celebrate tonight

We'll even climbed the pillar like you always meant to
And will watch the sun rise over the strand
Close our eyes and we'll pretend
That it could be the same again

And then I'll bury you upright so the sun doesn't blind you
And you don't have to gaze at the rain and the stars
You can sleep and dream of the Moral Bar
And whiskey in the jar

Faithful departed
Look what you started
An underdog's wounds
Aren't so easy to mend
Faithful departed
There's no broken hearted
And no more regrets
In your world without end