Like The Good Ones Do

by Arran Fagan

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I once knew a man; He was dignified and true,
And in a certain circumstance He kind of looked like you
But I can tell that you aren’t listening, just staring right on through

He always did the best He could, but his poems brought him down
Always about the love He’d had, and how she left his town
He died youn with the bottle, just like the good ones do
And man, you know if you aren’t careful that could be you

You feel it in your bones, confess under candlelight
When you called me on the phone, panicked in the night
You were five or six deep, and realizing this was your life
Getting tired of forgetting, and not getting it right

There was something that you said, while we were on the phone
Out stranded in the crowd, feeling all alone
You told me the story about the Love who first said you were sick
Endless years of self-medicating could not fix it

So are you gonna hold the weight of the world just like your Dad?
Or are you gonna fight the war? That raging river of amber ale
And pearling Irish cream, which makes you go insane

When staring in a mirror, are you shameful or true?
Not a poet but an addict is staring back at you
You once found grace between the moments
With that magic pulsing through your veins
Now my friend, until that haze has lifted, it won’t feel the same


released January 28, 2016
Electric Guitar, Egg Shaker: Evan Kunze
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals: Arran Fagan
Artwork by Cece Martin



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Arran Fagan Portland, Oregon

Arran Fagan is a singer-songwriter from Medford, and is currently residing in Portland, Oregon.

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