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Salvation (The Ballad of a Good Boy)

from Morning Son by Orion Freeman

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I know you never asked me to follow you
Not in words, anyway
But blood runs deeper than anything you can say
How far we’ve come
How little we’ve become
And what a good boy I’ve been for you

(Verse 1)
Sorrow, tell me where you gone to
Been ages since I could feel a thing
Safety, whatchu done for me?
I been alone since I met you

(Verse 2)
Sunrise, I wanna gaze into your eyes
At long last I’ve found a friend
Sunset, I wish we never met
Beholden to your purples and blues

(Verse 3)
Some say what’s done is done live today
I saw it carved into a bathroom stall
Others call for waves of changes now
Sail the past and its mirrored clouds
I, for one, just feel confused

(Interlude - Joseph Campbell)
"A child has to give up his childhood and become an adult-
Has to die, you might say, to his infantile personality and psyche
and come back as a self-responsible adult.
It's a fundamental experience that everyone has to undergo..."

(Verse 4)
How come the shooter bought the gun?
He was such a nice boy the neighbors said
All that swept away behind the bed
Underneath the rug, alongside the fear
The rage no one could hear
The father’s ghost and the mother’s tears
I saw them tag the bodies on the news

(Chorus 3)
I know you never asked me to follow you
Not in words, anyway
But love runs deeper than all the trust you betrayed
And how far we’ve come
How bold we’ve become
And what a good boy I’ve been for you


from Morning Son, released April 24, 2017


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Orion Freeman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Orion Freeman is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. His souled-out, reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to allow your soul to shine...

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