Last Words.

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| words & music by:  Rachel Gibson & Jon Ives, © 2015
| acoustic guitar:  Epiphone EJ-200CE Super Jumbo played by Jon Ives
| electric upright bass:  Takamine TB10 Legacy Series Fretless Acoustic played by Jon Ives
| percussion:  Pearl World Series steel snare drum played by Jon Ives
| cello:  Custom 7/8 cello built on a 1704 model of Allesandro Gagliano built Kelvin W. M. Scott
_____(Opus no. 75) played by Deborah Cain

| produced by: Jon Ives & Dave Maggard
| recorded at:  Sound Biscuit Productions (Sevierville, TN)
| the story: This is the song that turned into an album. Last Words was written in honor of Darryl Horton Gibson, a Marine, a Vietnam Veteran, a beloved son, brother & uncle… and Rachel’s favorite familial black sheep.  –Jon Ives
| Buy the CD/singles at
Bandcamp or itunes.
| Or Buy a CD from us for $18 (incl. s&h)

LYRICS:

Eighteen months later, he crossed the equator
Home with PTSD & a replacement knee
The seeds of sadness sown, the seeds of sadness sown
He fought wars in his sleep. Swallowed feelings down deep.
A newlywed no more, his family found the door
All but for his momma, all but for his momma

Heart so full, sheep of dark wool.
How long can you stay? Just today?
Heart of gold, dark sheep so bold.
How long will you go? A day or so?
Loved, but lost, but love endures.
Dark sheep lost, my love is yours.

Home from foreign war, injured where no wounds are
Just a drink or a dance, that’s all he would ask
Just to see you smile, just to see you smile
Wife followed girlfriend. Girlfriend followed wife.
Searching for family, could it end so nice?
Loved, but alone. Still loved, but alone

Four decades passed. He raised a glass
Every morning, every noon, every night
They found him dead–last words unsaid
Dark morning, dark noon, dark night
The war is over. Go home soldier.
New morning, new noon, new night

Heart so full, sheep of dark wool.
How long can you stay? Just today?
Heart of gold, dark sheep so bold.
How long will you go? A day or so?
Loved, but lost, but love endures.
Dark sheep lost, my love is yours.
My love is yours…

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