8 Minutes

Written by

Ben Harper

Original Artist

Ben Harper

Today I turned 33
My oldest didn't call
Middle's outta state
And the youngest lives here with me
It's not just a town
It's a final resting place
When I die from choices I refused to make

May the places our hearts first broke
All burn down
And what was lost
Rise up from the ground
I'll hold you closer
Than a shadow holds a wall
A child holds a doll
The way you catch me when I fall

It takes 8 minutes for the sun to hit your bones
I'm a long way from home
Only so many days we can own
I'm a long way from home

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