Ballad Of Us

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Remember the room
The sound that we made
Our bodies conducted
A sweet serenade
And we played to the rhythms
Of heartbeats in the dark
And the ghosts of composers
From Beethoven to Bach
All listened in awe
To our symphony

And the curtain fell
The exit door
The concert hall
The endless applause
My heartstrings silent
My rose on the floor

Encore
I want more
Encore
I want more
Encore
I want more

But the ballad of us
I’ll sing for an age
Gathering dust
On an empty stage

Sometimes I forget who I am
I howl like a wolf
Then I cry like a lamb
And though my hand
Can still strike a chord
None bring me back
To her or the lord
And the angels
They offer no sympathy

Now life’s out of tune
I can’t play anything
The harps they rust
The bells they won’t ring
I wait for the drums of death
To begin

Encore
I want more
Encore
I want more
Encore
I want more

But the ballad of us
I’ll sing for an age
Gathering dust

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from Chalk, released June 20, 2016

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Andrew Butler London, UK

"Andrew has been compared to legends such as Roy Orbison, Jeff Buckley...

Dark, mysterious and honest lyrics, intricate and imaginative guitar melodies, and his blues tinged, soul infused voice that are perfectly accompanied by an incredible ensemble of musicians that provide a sublime sonic backdrop for Andrew Butler’s already timeless songs” ... more

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