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Old Churches

from Rose Water by Joel Harkin

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He walked past the old churches for sale on the ormeau road
and watched them as they stood so still in their garden overgrown
and he had a look out back and found another just like him
searching for a difference in a place he'd already been

eyes were sunsets red and blue, pastel, polished old cars
skin was pale but lips were a luscious scarlet, fresh cut scars
and they moved into the cellar joined by their hands then at their teeth,
covering your eyes is sometimes the only way to see

the town they searched and searched but never came across the pair
I heard them say they did but i dont really think they cared.


from Rose Water, released November 2, 2018
Joel Harkin - Song, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Scott Crowther - Keys, Backing Vocals
Niall Laverty - Guitar
George Sloan - Drums, Bass

Raif Meyer - Synthesizer

Engineered and Mixed by George Sloan
Mastered by Pete Maher


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Joel Harkin Belfast, UK

a miserable Irish socialist

alternative folk in belfast, ireland.

Northern Irish Music Prize 2020 Best Album Award Nominee

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