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Matthew Cost - Glory Bound (Original)

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Published on May 24, 2011

I wrote this at the end of my freshman year of college. It's a song of farewell, with an eye to the future. Most of my originals are not straight folk songs, but I stuck to the folk idiom for this one. It just felt like the right way to express this sentiment.

It's a straightforward arrangement with guitar/vocals and a harmonica solo and intro. Enjoy!

So we've come to this long journey's end
Again I must travel to sea
I'll not regret that I carry in my heart
A love that was given here to me
Of one so fair in her mind and her soul
As to take the sweet life of me

Behind me lay the misdeeds of my youth
Ahead lie the trials of the free
My tongue it clings to the songs I have sung
And wonders at what is yet to be
And though my past is as broken shards of glass
There lingers a foolish hope to me

To those who've suffered the brunt of these years
Whose memories are poor yet slow to fade
Forgive me your troubles forgive me your tears
Remember the joy that was made
And hold it dear it will ease all your fears
Like a drug that anger was to me

And so as I step down the road heading West
And you face the road leading right
I lay down my scales and my hammer to rest
And raise up my hand through the night
To bid farewell to the people of this place
And with a footstep, I beat upon the sand
Yes I'm glory-bound for foreign lands

Copyright © 2011 Matthew Cost. All rights reserved.

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