For Patrick

from by Jon Bell

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Mother, Mother why,
are your eyes opened wide?
Are you not fast asleep?
Scared of what you’ll dream?

Sister, Sister who,
are you holding on to?
Is he something you lost?
Made room for in your heart?

No on takes this away from me.

Holy, Holy ghost,
were meant to love the most
Tell me it’s not true,
that You took him too soon

Knowing how he’d look now,
with his father’s brow and his mothers mouth,
instead he’s carried out in a shroud,
Are we living yet?
Do we know how?

Reasons, reason don’t,
ever need to be known
to make your house a home,
to make one of your own

and watch him grow,
and come to know what it means


from Are we living yet?, track released April 6, 2012


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Jon Bell New York, New York

24 year-old Jon Bell is a composer/song-writer from Arlington, VA, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his self released music here, Jon composes for film, dance, chamber groups and orchestras in New York City.

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