The Singer (For Jason Molina)

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"The Singer (For Jason Molina)"
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Hey Mr Ferryman cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Hey Mr Ferryman Bonus Disc
Released January 27, 2017
Format CD/Digital
Length 3:13
Label Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Hey Mr Ferryman Bonus Disc track listing
  1. "Let Me Go"
  2. "The Singer (For Jason Molina)"
  3. "Your Ghost"
  4. "An Answer" (Alternative Mix)
  5. "An Angel's Wing Brushed The Penny Slots" (Demo)
  6. "The Last Ten Years" (Demo)
  7. "Stay Stay Stay" (Demo)
  8. "Never Fall Asleep" (Demo)
  9. "Nothing And Everything" (Demo)
  10. "Just Because" (Demo)
  11. "Mr Humphries" (Battersea Session)
  12. "An Answer" (Battersea Session)

"The Singer (For Jason Molina)" is the 2nd song on the limited edition bonus disc of Mark Eitzel's 11th studio album, 2017's Hey Mr Ferryman. The working title was "The Crowd At The Bar".

The song also appeared as a iTunes bonus download with the album.

Lyrics

The noisy crowd at the bar has always stood there
Since the very first word fell out of the air
And they're too smart to care
Nothing reaches the ear that's heard it all before
Makes everything a bore

And his song is for a girl
The empty hands she holds
And the clouds are crumbling
And her heart growing old
He sings, "I wanna love you, I wanna try,
here's my heart and my soul"

The little phones they stroke
Have been around since Cain
Learned to kill with a smile
Learned to type out his name

And his song was for a boy
Who just couldn't talk
Who only knows where he's going
When he's too drunk to walk
And things fall out of his pockets
And he never finds a way out

And their arms stayed crossed
And too-cruel silence-bound
Good for no one or nothing
There's no comfort for them
There's no comfort in them

His song is for a girl, for thunder and lightning
Like loving her made him so humble and frightened
But the crowd at the bar, they need so much more
Than anyone can ever give them
Than anyone can ever give them

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