The Townspeople

from by Sons Of O'Flaherty

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A song about how gossips can ruin a person's life.
Only believe what you see with your own eyes.
Be skeptical.


There's an old house by the riverside
And through the window on some cold winter nights
You can make out an old wrinkled man
And if you do, boy, stay away from the lights

Hide in the bushes, run as fast as you can
As if the reaper it was coming for you
Keep on running when your last breath comes
Get out of there boy, oh you haven't a clue

Cuz if he takes you with him, no one will find you again
You can forget you ever saw the light of day
You'll be a memory, a name on a bottle of milk
I don't know that it's true but... that's what the townspeople say

I heard his wife died, I heard he killed her himself
He knocked her out good and he buried her alive
In the garden, under the lavender plant
I heard'em say that's why the flowers they thrive

When the wind blows and when the moon is full
If you're unlucky you can hear the cries
Of the ones that didn't run fast enough
So boy don't get caught by the devil in disguise

There's an old town by the riverside
And through the windows on some cold winter nights
You can make out the townspeople but
Boy if you do please stay away from their sight


from The Road Not Taken, released July 25, 2017
Thank you to our good friend Kevin from The Decline for his participation.



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