Song for Beth (My only sunshine)

from by Benjamin Poole

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lyrics

Speak truth for us in the land of the living!
Speak truth for us from the land of the dead!
Speak truth for us, though the truth is unforgiving!
Speak truth for us, though it's all inside my head!

Breathe with the lungs of a friend possessed,
Breathe with the lungs of a ghost obsessed
And tell her.

Words spelled in script lit with hands held together,
Words spelled in script lit with feet on the floor.
Words spelled in script bound to yes-or-no answers,
Words spelled in script dark and black across the board.

You sing with the voice of a mother, "Be safe."
I sing with the voice of a lover, afraid
To tell her:

And you are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
And you'll never know how much I love you,
I love you, I love you, I love you so
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Please stay.

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from Sing Yourself Better, released July 2, 2013

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Benjamin Poole Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of the homespun and the heartfelt, Benjamin Poole is a Philadelphia folky who writes sad songs about sad things.

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