St Philomena

from Watermark by The Northern Folk

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Kneel to pray before we eat,
Before we go to bed
My mother said, she said I had a saviour
But it seems my dreams have lost their way,
Bound for flame on judgement day
I pray that I get out on good behaviour

So baptise me, oh cleanse my soul,
Forgive me for the hearts I stole
It starts to take a toll as you grow older
Deliver me out of the hands
Of wolves in wool and sinner's plans,
Eternity's a burden I can shoulder


Oh, time has never stayed this slow
Oh, try to take me as your own
Oh, I was better off alone,
I was better on my own
Lord I'm coming home


Come on now, take me in,
Hear it howling in the blowing wind, I said
Come on now, bless my soul,
I fear I feel we're growing old, I said
Come on now, take me in,
If I die, oh let me live, I said
Come on now, bless my soul,
It's cold out here, oh don't you know, I said…


Oh, time has never stayed this slow
Oh, try to take me as your own
Oh, I was better off alone,
I was better on my own,
I was better on my own
Lord I'm coming home


Oh St Philomena,
How I prayed for a return,
Just learn that we have been forsaken

But with that big book on the shelf,
Maybe I'll convince myself
To share the loss, and bear the cross you've taken

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from Watermark, released March 29, 2019

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The Northern Folk Melbourne, Australia

The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike, featuring trademark dual vocalists, roaring horns and a strength of performance second to none. ... more

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