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Richard's gone

from night owls by varsity drag



Richard’s gone

it’s early Christmas day,
and Richard’s on his way—
I’ll get the door.
and time is outside-in,
and where would I begin
to tell you more?

and through his crystal day,
Richard wends his way—
it’s all routine.
and under crystal skies,
to finally close his eyes...
and finally dream...

flash-forward now:
Richard’s gone—
you know what’s worst?
is that it’s no surprise at all.
but now, Richard’s gone—
how will we get along?

the curtain’s always drawn
the lights are always on...
and seasons change—
our creaking oven door
silent evermore...
it feels so strange...

it all went down:
now Richard’s gone—
must be our fault,
‘cause he did nothing wrong at all...
but now, Richard’s gone—
how will we get along?

and as the city wakes, the people gonna miss him everywhere—
from the Castro streets, to Folsom, right across the Union Square—
there’d always been a part of me that wished he would never go...
like the taste we get for all the things we know we should outgrow...

all stories end:
Richard’s gone—
here was a man
who did nothing wrong at all...
but now that Richard’s gone—
how will we ever get along?


from night owls, track released November 15, 2009
ben deily (guitar, vocals, piano)
lisa deily (bass, vocals)
joshua pickering (drums, vocals)

aliah rosenthal played the cello

engineered and produced by tom “still crazy after all these years” hamilton

co-produced by ben deily & varsity drag

all words and music (except where noted) by varsity drag, c. ben deily, p. by henry’s confession music/ASCAP. all rights reserved, pal.


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