Raglan Road (Luke Kelly)

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On Raglan Road on an Autumn Day
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I may one day rue
I saw the danger and I passed
Along the enchanted way
And I said let grief be a fallen leaf
At the dawning of the day

On Grafton Street in November
We tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worst of passions pledged
The Queen of Hearts still baking tarts
And I not making hay
Well I loved too much and by such by such
Is happiness thrown away

I gave her the gifts of the mind
I gave her the secret sign
That is known to the artists who have know
The true Gods of sound and stone
With word and tint I did not stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own dark hair and her own name there
Like the clouds over fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet
I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly
My reason must allow
For I have wooed not as I should
A creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay he'll lose
His wings at the dawn of the day

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from Covers, released December 13, 2016

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AE Bridger St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

AE Bridger has made self-produced records both on his own and with a group. As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Bridger's approach is nakedly intuitive, resulting in an individualistic sound that challenges genre and medium, drawing influence from film, visual art and the primitive aesthetics of 'outsider music.' ... more

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