Seven Years Now




I would write you a letter

Where I finally find my voice

But all my words are masquerading

as anything but my choice

I last saw you

seven years now

You slept inside a dream

Take my hand now,

let’s break apart this

frozen tired broken scene

In the evening darkness

I bend my head to the earth

all this spinning, all my emotion

can you tell me what it’s worth?

Floating through

fits of distraction

I spent all of my time

But now I’m reaching

for easy rhyming

and looking for a straight, straight line


(From the album Seven Years Now)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music