Two Coins for the Ferryman: for Cecil

by Blue Dreams

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I wrote this two years ago, for the death of a friend, today I re-release it for the same reason. Cecil the lion was an icon of hope. Now one more icon has been taken from us. A;ll we can do is mourn and do better at protecting those on this planet who are dependent on human kind as guardians. Namaste.


Two Coins (for the Ferryman)
Music by Beatmistresscait
Lyrics/Vocals by T.J. Phoenix

Now that you've flown away
there's nothing left
for me to say
but I'll be seeing you
I'll see you
the next time around

The rivers long
the rivers wide
it encircles us
on every side

Am I entitled
to feel?
I don't know

Strip away another layer
tell me
what's inside

I'll be seeing you
the next time around
I have two coins
for the ferryman.
I have this little agreement
woith death you see
I promised
I would give him
a really good time
when it came my time
I'm gonna walk
I'm not gonna go
trying to run away
no sir
I'll paddle the boat
across the river styx
fuck that shit

We've all got our reasons
I got mine
but I l;ove you man
I'll be seeing you
next time

Some things
are too good
to let go of.

I've got reasons of my own
crawling across the glass
the blood
I think I need
I think I need

a moment to myself
a moment to myself

Two coins
for the ferryman
two coins
for the ferryman
for the ferryman
for the ferryman

Two coins
for the ferryman.
we've all got reasons


released July 30, 2015



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Blue Dreams Portland, Oregon

T.J. Phoenix is a lyricist,composer,vocalist,multi-instrumentalist who is also one of the senior engineers on all her studio projects. Her main collaborators include: Peter Mortensen, Cait Collins, John MacDonald, David Joanes, Exile Pots, Adam Parker, Bruce Beerman, and an occasional cast of many other fine composers... She writes what she lives. ... more

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