#03405
Mother's Cross (Alan Doyle) video
#2153 YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

How many angels are there places for?
Should I be scared that heaven
doesn't want any more?
I heard the news about his mom, never to mend,
And I can't lift the sadness of his heart;
What do I say that won't help him fall apart?
Oh, why is life so beautiful that it must end?

For the rest of his days he'll never be,
Far from the cruelest truth
of grief's companion, constancy;
And I want to hold him, but I'm half a world away,
Witness only to the solitude of loss;
And I'm helpless as he hangs his mother's cross.
As he hangs his mother's cross.

We have the platitudes, the insufficiency of words,
Can I cut out my heart and feed it to you now?
Can I take any part of your pain, my friend?
You'll never be the same,
life so beautiful has changed;
No, you'll never be the same again.

For the rest of his days he'll never be,
Far from the cruelest truth
of grief's companion, constancy;
And I want to hold him, but I'm half a world away,
Witness only to the solitude of loss;
And I'm helpless as he hangs his mother's cross.
As he hangs his mother's cross.

Fly with me and look down from the clouds,
What a place to leave, can you see it clearer now?
When the sun rises, let's be up to meet the waves,
No more lazy days 'cause
they've all been washed away;
And this flesh, no surprise, won't survive.

For the rest of his days he'll never be,
Far from the cruelest truth
of grief's companion, constancy;
And I want to hold him, but I'm half a world away,
Witness only to the solitude of loss;
And I'm helpless as he hangs his mother's cross.
As he hangs his mother's cross.
As he hangs his mother's cross.

Her memory in memoriam,
Temporary leaves, drifting from life's trees;
Only forever will be here eternally.
Only forever will be here eternally.
Her memory in memoriam,
Temporary leaves, drifting from life's trees;
Only forever will be here eternally.
Only forever will be here eternally.

[Spoken] For Dave.....

####.... Alan Doyle [b.1969] Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador-born Canadian musician and actor, and Russell Crowe [b.1964] Wellington, New Zealand-born Australian actor, film producer, and musician ©2009 ....####
The video above is a solo performance of this song written by Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe for their friend Dave Kelly in memory of Dave's mother who passed away in July of 2009. Dave Kelly is the drummer and sings background vocals for the Sydney, Australia, rock bands 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts [1992-2005] and Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God [2005-Present], also known as TOFOG with the label Gruntland PTY LTD/Model 101 Records.


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