Song Of The Week (April 20th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from James Vincent McMorrow, a singer from Dublin, Ireland. He debuted in 2008 with “The Sparrow andthe Wolf” EP but only started to gain popularity after one of his songs from his first studio album appeared on Grey’s Anatomy.

James Vincent McMorrow – Old Dark Machine

 

Lyrics:

Spring, it came upon us
Every insect filled the air
Dropped their wings upon my brother
Cast their shadows on his hair

If we follow where they’re leading
We will surely come before
Some unseen and wondrous magic
Made of visions to explore

Near the town where we were living
There’s an old abandoned farm
And every year we’d plant an orchid
In the shelter of it’s arm

To protect us from the madness
Of the future still to come
It will be like this forever
It will keep you safe from harm

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Then they caught us in the summer
Dressed in fathers finest clothes
Knew the hat he wore to market
Alvin jacket filled with holes

I’ve been searching all these hours
For a hand as pale as bone
That would keep the strongest sunlight
And reflect the brightest stone

Near the town where we were living
Was a warm and fragrant smell
Of the orchid we had planted
Now a forest tall and well

What a statue to our greatness
What a story all will tell
They’ll remember us forever
They’ll remember where we fell

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

This old dark machine, it shakes and it shudders
Pulls to the left, dies near the gutter
But still in the road, the traffic is silent
The people they stare then they turn violent

If they should touch the hem of your dress
I would rise like a lion, strike out again
The faithful they wait, the faithful
They wait by the sign

Near the town where we were living
Came a loud and joyous sound
As the earth and all her beauty
Picked us up from off the ground

Carried far across the mountain
To a kingdom never bound
We will live like this forever
I will love you, I will love you, I will love you

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

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