Only A Song

by Michael Gerard

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Written on a rainy night in Geargia, Fall of 2016 during what was largely agreed to be the beginning of the end of the world.


I know what I have been told
Pretty sure it's lies
Trying to remain childlike
I disbelieve my sight
Idiots in aftermaths
They dance and sing despite
The story of the gory rain
That fell from such great heights

And oh
It just doesn't seem right
All the old appetites
Don't hold up to the light

I knew you so long ago
But then again too soon
The freedom-fighter side of your family
Grew up to be the woman in the moon
And have you thought of me
Since I preoccupied your flights of fancy
Do you even realize
That the clemency was goddamn guarantee

It just doesn't seem wrong
When it's only a song
Drifting soft through the dark
And oh
I just cannot keep singing
It's always only the beginning


released January 25, 2017
Michael Gerard Levasseur: words, music



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Michael Gerard Athens, Georgia

Michael Gerard is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist living in Athens, Ga. He has put out 4 albums and played countless shows under the name Michael the Blind. In 2011, along with his wife and good friends, he put together a backup band called The Moonshine.

After several years of recording and touring with The Moonshine, he has again begun putting together material for a solo album.
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