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Augustine, Why so sad?
Life gave you all you could have wanted
More than I ever had
Augustine, the widest smile
You need a boat to sail across it
But your eyes they cannot lie

You turn every head in the room, all eyes are on you
But I taste the sadness you wear on your lips
A bittersweet lipgloss rubs off when we kiss
Augustine, What's eating Augustine?

Augustine, So full of shame
So you found comfort in toilets at fourteen
With men who never asked your name
But that was then, and this is now
If you only knew how much everyone loves you,
But you can't let it in somehow

And everyone in the room thinks the world of you
but you're busy counting the hearts you can't break
and dancing with ghosts of the past you can't shake
Augustine, Please wake up Augustine.

Augustine, One day you'll find
While you were navel gazing, the world up'ed and left you behind
Your hair is thin, your looks have gone
And you'll turn to your ladies in waiting
Just to find even they have moved on

And everything you think you want, you carry inside you
But you put all your faith in the ones who reject you
And an ideal of love they can never live up to
Augustine, where's it got you Augustine?
Where's it got you Augustine?
Where's it got you Augustine?

Verse - Whistle

Augustine, Why so sad?
I'm standing right before you, the best friend that you ever had
I see your struggles, I know your flaws
But I still count it a blessing that my path collided with yours
I love you Augustine,
I love you Augustine
So why can't you Augustine?
Why Cant you
Why can't you

Lyrics by Alan Bonner


from SONGS IN THE KEY OF SEA : The Galway Bay EP, released April 6, 2018
Produced by Will O Connor at Willow Sea Studios Galway Ireland
c.2018 Alan Bonner
Lyrics, Music, Vocals and Piano - Alan Bonner
Cello - Niamh O' Connor
Production - Will O'Connor
Cover Photography Will O' Connor


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"Alan Bonner has the means of a pauper but sings with the heart of a king" is what one critic wrote in review of the English musician's 2012 Balladeer album.
He has toured extensively on both sides of the atlantic & in Europe
Night Music - His 3rd album was released in 2016. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy, & has appeared in publications Time Out Attitude, Gay Times, & Grazia
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