To The Saint Of Lost Causes

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To The Saint Of Lost Causes


Melancholy Monday

Brown sugar blues

In the same vein

As your father


But you never made it

Across the river

To the other side


When you combine

The names of flawed giants

Who have fallen by the wayside

More than once

There is a grim



You leave us

Those sweet moments

From the Tennessee sun

To the kisses on the water of

The Harlem river


The whirlwind eases

Taking with it

A beautiful soul

And in the growing stillness

The cool breeze carries your name

Justin Townes Earle


Justin Townes Earle:  January 4, 1982 – August 20, 2020


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Ian Whiteley

Tue 25th Aug 2020 16:05

it was - but it's also the title of one of JTE's albums - the irony is quite deliberate 😞

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John Coopey

Tue 25th Aug 2020 15:42

St Jude, wasn’t it, Ian?

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