Dear Departed

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God sent me an angel in the form of my dad
Your body could be buried but your spirit aint dead
My aunty went missing and she was found dead
Thoughts in my head why does that gotta be my fam
It still feels like yesterday
Mom is crying on the couch telling me your pops just passed away
All I've got is memories from back in the day,
Too many moment of silences
Feels like I'm a slave to pain
So I talk with a pen,
Thinking way back when,
Some branches of the family tree where taken away
Watched them fading away
Is there substance to take this pain away
This one is out to my brother
Know that I love ya
And I know we never got to see each other
Just memories in pictures, your hands and your footprints
Lord look after my sibling

Dear departed
You left me broken hearted
Dear Depart!

Tears run dry but the pain still remains
I'm holding precious all the times that we spent
Time machine take me back to '98
So I can tell you just how much I love you (just how much I love you)
Too young to lose you what could've prepared me for it
The man I've become its you I gotta thank for it
The boy in me feels like his childhood was stolen
And left with deeper scars, imbalance of emotions
I understand Alicia 'Sleeping with a broken heart'
Saw you in pain now I'm pain since your depart
Mind is like a movie playing back these memories
Show me a sign I need to know that you are proud of me
Wake me up when September ends
I'm crying for my granddad when my grandmother left
I'm crying for mom when her mother left
I'm crying for my aunties when my uncles left
I'm crying for brothers when our father left
I'm crying for Priscilla when her brothers left
I'm crying for Miri when her parents left
I'm crying for everyone that lost a loved one
Forgive them their sins
Let them in your garden.


from Freedom Writers, released November 29, 2016



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GuideMusic Ireland

Guide was born in Zimbabwe but relocated to Clare, Ireland in his early teens. There he quickly developed a propensity for story-telling through rhymes and rhythm. These stories aren't something you can bring up in everyday conversations, but writing them down releases a sense of freedom, a catharsis, that he deems “essential.” ... more

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