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  1. Someone's Son

From the album January

Lyrics

I was fathered by a foolish man
Who feared the blood left on his hands
So he drank himself to sleep at night
With memories of firefights

Echo endless dreams of these
Friends that haunt him in his dreams
And military men are strong
But they never seem to last too long

And codeine dreams induce the sleep
That bring him to an ocean deep
Where fire doesn’t burn at all
And all the death can be forgot

And this broken man, he had two sons
Of which I am the younger one
And I spent my years believing he
would come on back to talk to me
But he died alone one night
In the San Francisco light

And when I grew to be fifteen
I found out where my dad had been
And so I tried to seek him out
But god I know I had my doubts

I didn’t know what I should say
But I went to meet him anyway
And something just felt good to know
He cared enough to even show

And seventeen’s that lonely age
My drunken father passed away
So to have his dreams of death
And I’m still trying to catch my breath

And this broken man, he had two sons
Of which I am the younger one
And I spent my years believing he
Would come on back to talk to me
But he died alone one night
In the San Francisco light