Brother

I am the train whose brakes have failed
The Prodigal Son blues
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Raise the curtain, set the scene
Our Father, my brother and I make three
One I loved, couldn’t stomach the other
Couldn’t look at my Dad without seeing my brother

My brother, he didn’t do a damn thing wrong
My brother, he never did a damn thing wrong

Took the fast train to the wrong side of the tracks
Broke my father’s heart and I broke the bank
My head was hot but my heart was cold
My brother you cast a long shadow over my soul

My brother, he didn’t do a damn thing wrong
My brother, he never did a damn thing wrong
My brother, he didn’t do a damn thing wrong
My brother, he never did a damn thing wrong

It’s all my fault

Hit rock bottom, rock bottom fell through
Wound up in a pig sty trying to eat pig food
Money dried up and my friends all gone
Retrace my steps to where it all went wrong

It’s all my fault, it’s all my fault

My brother, he didn’t do a damn thing wrong
My brother, he never did a damn thing wrong
My brother, he didn’t do a damn thing wrong
Never did a day’s wrong in his whole life

But right, right, right, right
Right is more than the absence of wrong
And love is more than the absence of hate
And that my brother, my brother didn’t do a damn thing wrong
Is the best that I can say, the best that I can say

I am the train whose brakes have failed
The roller-coaster that jumped the rails
Patron saint of every prodigal son
Parental heartbreaker number one
Busted shoes on a dusty road
Who should I meet but a well shod ghost?
I’m going back to where he’s coming from
Lord have mercy, I look so young…

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About mattblick

Songwriter/Singer from Nottingham, UK. My 2nd EP, Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky, is out now. I'm blogging (& podcasting) through the entire Beatles catalogue at Beatles Songwriting Academy. In my spare time I wish I had some spare time.
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