Four Lights

by Brian Mello

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Featuring David Phillips on dobro


A man builds a life
Pushing seeds into dust
Hoping God will bring him more
Than hardship tears and rust
But misfortune drives a Cadillac Right up to your door
Shakes your hand smiles
And takes away all that is yours

Four lights along the fence posts
Falling ash and silent ghosts
We know what we saw

Black smoke where house once stood
Stretching towards the sky
Leaves rustle in the cotton fields
Like spirits passing by
Embers glow the next morning
But hold their secrets tight
No clue about who might take
A whole family down in one night

Three kids walk between the rows
To see what was left
Past the spillway and the barn
Sky bruising towards the west
There they saw the phantom lights
Floating in the air
Bearing witness to the wrong
That had been committed there


released July 25, 2014
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©℗ 2014 Brian Mello, BMI



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