Before you leave

Josh Farrow is an Illinois-born kid who played punk rock music as a teenager, eventually headed to Nashville in his early 20s to chase after his future wife — pulling triple-duty as lead singer, songwriter and ringleader.  He is inspired by the New Orleans funk of Allen Touissant and the Chicago blues of his hometown — chasing down success on his own terms, bringing with him a sound that’s smoky, soulful, and signature.

“Before You Leave,” was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.  

This old house feels empty
There’s nothing I can hear
But the sad and silent echo
Of better years

I feel something breathe
In this dead and hollow room
It’s just this heavy old heart
That’s hanging on you

So before you leave
Darling, won’t you le me down easy?
Before you go
Won’t you help me ease my achin’ bones?
So before you leave
Darling, please, won’t you take what’s left of me

Living like it’s dark out
And the breeze is running cold
It’s moving through me like a haunting ghost
A photograph by the beside, it’s all that’s left I own
It’s a picture of a woman and all I’ve known.
So before you leave
Darling, won’t you let me down easy?
Before you go
Won’t you help me ease my achin’ bones?
So before you leave
Darling, please, I’m begging
won’t you take what’s left of me

~ Josh Farrow, from “Before you Leave (Atwood Magazine, Oct 26, 2016)

Comments

  1. Doing the “Slash” look in Nashville. Nice song. Nicer guitar (C. F. Martin, can’t tell model, but there aren’t any inexpensive ones)

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  2. Well that’s some kind of beautiful! Thanks David for ending a busy day on a soft and mellow note.

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  3. I know he doesn’t sound like, nor look like Keith Urban. But… like Keith he commits to the lyrics, which helps me to commit too! A really easy, soulful sound, David… 🙂

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  4. Wow…

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  5. pretty sounds to wake up to –

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  6. To go from punk to this…sweet transition. I’ve seen that happen to a few that I know.

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  7. Hauntingly beautiful…

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  8. Just what I needed to listen to tonight… I’m a pile of mush right now.

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  9. Reblogged this on A Dalectable Life and commented:
    Every now and again, something comes into your – space – for lack of a better term – that touches you.

    Thank you, David, for sharing this on your blog so I could share it on mine.

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  10. Am glad I twirled backwards in my reader and saw I missed this. His lyrics reflect the sad melancholy we all feel sometimes. Thank you for sharing this.

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