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Skin and bones – David J Roch

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

 

Don’t lose your soul as your eyes roll shut
Don’t worry, it will be over
Hold on though, you’re alone, I am there with you
That much at least I can promise

You know what’s to come to not accept this
Don’t lose your soul, you must fight for each breath
Don’t go quietly

Don’t cry out for God
Just breathe in and out
Don’t cry out for God
Just breathe in and out

We are but lambs to the slaughter now
I have no fear of death itself
So don’t try and save me and please, God, forsake me
I’ll suffer alone, I just want to be left

My soul has flown and I am what is left
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones

 

Sheffield born David J Roch’s day job is undertaking. He is “inspired by the imagery and words used in funerals, how they penetrate the layers of life and love.” 

 

2 comments on “Skin and bones – David J Roch

  1. Tuesday 17th January 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Paul has a terrific collection of funeral music at his website, MyLastSong. He twisted my arm and got me to do mine a couple of weeks ago: http://www.mylastsong.com/advice/21639/159/115/music/fave-five-last-songs/tom-waits-dirt-in-the-ground

    If you’ve got a fave five, get in touch with Paul and tell him what they are. Find him here: http://www.mylastsong.com/advice/159/115/music/fave-five-last-songs/

  2. Tuesday 17th January 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I like this a lot, Charles. Great arrangement, good voice, serious, poetic lyric. I hope it does well for David, he really deserves it. I hope somebody (you?) adds it to a favourite five farewell songs playlist. I know you’ve done a very good list but there’s no limit!

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