Gold Record

by Former Ruins

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For Bill and Ray


I now remember you
Like a familiar song
All the parts I now miss
Had been buried in your live mix
But now I can hear them

All we got is this gold record of our memory
We play it back again and again and again
And it's some strange mercy, maybe something holy
How all the noise gets honey toned when
We skip to the end and reverb like love has covered a multitude of sins
When we skip to the end and reverb like love has made atonement
Sweet atonement

God, work your studio magic
With the squandered and tragic
God, give us grace notes, you know we'll take them
God give us grace when we still don't play them

Oh this strange mercy
Oh this gold record
Of our memory


released October 12, 2016
Written and performed by Levi Dylan.


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Former Ruins Muncie, Indiana

Post-cynical folk rock songs by Levi Dylan Sikes.


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