The Afterglow

from by Brian McGrath



Young love
Wrought iron and weeds
Two shadow ghosts, two broken souls
Out on the city streets

All things must come to pass
The afterglow of fevered love
It just can't last

Lord, help I've gone astray!
Oh, maybe it's better off this way
And she says, "Wish I could stay darling, you know I have to go"
"I'll see you somewhere there the afterglow"

We've been waiting
For this night to come
Two wounded lovers wandering lost
With no way back home

She said "Free, oh it ain't ever really free"
"And no matter at the end of the day
you know someone's got to bleed"

Lord, help me I have sinned!
Is this the beginning or some end?
She said, "Nothing to say darling, I just don't know"
"We'll make it back again some the afterglow"

Two shadow ghosts, two broken souls
In the afterglow
In the afterglow


from Into the Grey, released August 17, 2018
Words, Music, Performance by Brian McGrath.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian McGrath.
©2017-2018 Brian McGrath


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Brian McGrath is an Americana and Folk Songwriter in Chicago.

With an intense, honest conviction tempered by Chicago sensibility and grit, the big man with a big voice tells tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and fleeting redemption all along the road connecting Chicago and the Northwoods. ... more

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