26 Years Old

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Once upon a time, there was a 26 year-old person that didn't pay enough attention when they were driving.
Written by Maria Cahill


I am twenty six years old
Might as well be a hundred
All that I behold
Is like the end of a loose thread
Might as well get stoned
You turned out to be some friend
Now my path unfolds
I’m once again at the end

And you sent me those photos
And I don’t know why
Maybe you thought one trauma might make the other one
Fly from my mind
Let’s face it, it was over between us
The day my father died
You can walkover that bridge, but you won’t
Always get to the other side

No warmth I remember
The cold eats away at my spirit
Life I would tender
A kind word, just to hear it
I lost more than a fender
It was closer than a near miss
Confidence I surrender
It’s more than faith to get through this

And I invited the weight of the world on my shoulder
And it hasn’t made me wiser, it’s only made me older
‘Cause that’s what you get when you toy with your place in the universe
Nature comes around, says you better throw it in reverse
You better turn around
Don’t make a sound
Stay low to the ground
‘Cause you’re bound to my law


from Sun's Glow, released January 1, 2001
Maria Cahill, Vocals, Banjo
Steve Cahill, Bass, Vocals
Chris Cotter, Drum kit
Jonathan Thompson, Saxophone
Mark Unruh, Electric Guitar
Earnest E. Whyte, Jr., Keyboards, Pianos
Mark Moss, Sound Engineer, Target Studio
Alex Forster, cover art


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