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  1. Dark Enough

From the album Preposthumous

Lyrics

Dark Enough

I walked out one morning for a sunshine promenade
Along the wooden Boardwalk by the old penny arcade,
Where all the girls and boys come out to play;
A Shangri-La on Santa Cruz Bay.
And every girl is like an angel
And every boy a paragon.
I wear a porkpie hat and dark sunglasses
That can’t be dark enough for me.


Last night I heard my cell phone chiming,
Your voice so fragile on the line.
I thought I heard you say you loved me,
That I was always on your mind.
The price of every separation
Is not apparent to the young.
I wear a porkpie hat and dark sunglasses
That can’t be dark enough for me.


I recollect a train ride down to Arklow
By the scrotum tightening Irish Sea,
Low clouds erased the Eastern horizon,
As I embraced my destiny.
From Tír na n-Óg to El Dorado,
It’s like I’m living in a dream.
In a porkpie hat and dark sunglasses
That can’t be dark enough for me.

I made my way out to San Francisco,
Where I was living hand to mouth.
Eventually I got my act together,
Realizing what it’s all about.
Now I sing the blues in random barrooms
For the lonely, misfit clientele.
In a porkpie hat and dark sunglasses
That can’t be dark enough for me.