Jack Howard – Gather Round

Versions

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Studio 4:18 Jack Howard Shadowlands album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Jack’s comments from Bandcamp:

My dad passed away in 2008 and he spent his last year fading away in a nursing home. This song is about the fading away, the dying of the light.

 

Lyrics

Well, trouble comes to my house
Nothing I can do is going to stop it
Well trouble comes, I don’t know how
A crack in the footpath, a blink of an eye

Gather round here, all my friends
Gather here, all you voices in the dark
The shadowland is upon us
Gather round, and hold my hand

Now everything I had is now beyond me
And everything I took for granted, God grant me now

Gather round here, all my friends
Gather here, all you voices in the dark
The shadowland is upon us
Gather round, and hold my hand

Take me back to where I was, take me back to where I thought I belonged
Consigned to lore, resigned to the score
I can still crack a smile and make ’em laugh

Gather round here, all my friends
Gather here, all you voices in the dark
The shadowland is upon us
Gather round, and hold my hand

Gather round here, all my friends
Gather here, all you voices in the dark
The shadowland is upon us
Gather round, and hold my hand