Ashen Town

by Dave Gunning / David Francey

Genre: Folk

Lyrics

Ashen Town

Here lies the village church
No cross no hymn no verse
All the colours congregate in shades of grey
And the choir no longer sings
And the bell no longer rings
Here lies the village church
Here stands the general store
Dust beams point to the floor
And nails in rusty cans that never sold
There’s a faded sorry closed
On a peeling painted door
Here stands the general store
And I just walk around
Through this ashen town
Leaving not a trace
Of the last ghost in this place
Here waits the family home
Forsaken and alone
On the walls that kept them all so safe and warm
Peeling paper water stained
God’s blessing in it’s frame
Here waits the family home
Here rests my father’s bones
With cracked and fallen stones
Marked by weathered cross and worn words
No flowers left behind
To mark the passing time
Here rests my father’s bones

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