Hospital Song

from by Francolin



on the news after i was born
on the old monochrome set in the surgery
some grander event some distant war
in the room when i was born

in the building where i was born
where your grandad passed in late '04
on that rooftop loud and empty
of the building i was born

with your hand in mine homeward bound
in a dim lit car park wired and wavey
when fire works sprung from stadium
nothing seemed memorable anymore

when i felt it but not too clearly
coming on slow and growing slower
just like a child, you hear me baby
just like a new me

then last weekend we drove back there
north of where i grew up later
climbed the stairs howled at the city
and maybe i was reborn

but if it's simple as that i'd face it
lay your body down and trace it
sleep in the outline let you shape me
wake when you wake it up

on the news after i was born
because most of us grow full of scorn
some terrible crime done far away
in the room when i was born


from Won't Let You Down, released July 2, 2012



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Francolin Melbourne, Australia

Three minutes at a time, Melbourne's Francolin play pop-music to bring colour, energy, and joy to hopeful, celebratory short stories. Swedish-born Staffan Guinane writes for cold and warm nights, doubts and shaky certainties, life and after-life and whatever lies in between. ... more

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