Originally from the album "Into the Grey" by Brian McGrath, released in 2018.


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 someday...in 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 day...in the afterglow"

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


from Solo Sessions #2: Old World Dawn // The Afterglow, released March 27, 2019
Words, Music, Performance by Brian McGrath.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian McGrath.
©2018, ©2019 Brian McGrath


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Brian McGrath Chicago, Illinois

Brian McGrath is an Indie Folk Songwriter born and bred in Chicago, Illinois.

With intense, honest conviction tempered by Midwest sensibility and grit, the big man with a big voice tells tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and hopeful redemption all along the highways and byways of the American heartland. ... more

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