The Glass

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Old Joe had first received it
In 1954
A present from the landlord
In remembrance of the war
Two brothers hadn’t made it
And Joe could not forget
But the contents of the glass
Remained his best hope yet

Pass the glass, pass the glass don’t spill a drop
The history held within it
Can never be re-bought
Pass the glass, pass the glass

To his son he passed it
In 1973
A custodian of the future
A trusted deputy
It danced around the country
To reggae, ska and punk
And many times it stage dived
But still the drink got drunk

His grandson took possession
In 1994
It rolled on up to Glastonbury
And then back down the Tor
It was raised aloft at Pilton
And hitchhiked to Stonehenge
The length and breadth of Britain
And round once more again

Old Joe passed on 2 years ago
The glass was at his wake
Passed around as usual
With comedy and grace
His picture still hangs proudly
Above the fireplace on the wall
And the glass is back behind the bar
To be handed out once more


from The Glass EP, released January 30, 2016



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An alternative indie/folk/rock band with the core instruments of guitar, bass, drums and keyboards that performs catchy songs with intelligent lyrics

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