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The Door is Open

from The Light Has Gone Out of My Life by Harborer



this is a song about my grandmother, whom i've lived with for the past 15 years and only recently understood. that's her at the beginning.


years go by
more you than i
93 this year i’m still far behind
through this time
i’ve come to find
that you don’t deserve this at all
i realized
that you and i
are no different, even with our faults
yet you still supply
all i’ll need
to have a chance to make it in life
yet i’m petrified

what will i do without you?
i know that light is temporary
and everything dies on its own time
but you’re still alive

i can’t believe that you’re okay with going on
but i guess that’s life’s dilemma and you’ve accepted it
i can’t pretend like i don’t contribute too
but i know myself, i’m trying my best to leave a little space in between

you’ve come so far
you work so hard
for men that pay your heart no mind
yet every day
a meal’s baked
somehow a smile still graced your face
but i’m not satisfied i’m not well
i don’t understand how it can’t be hell
to be a slave
to a coping man
made from your hands
was it you that could’ve made him this way
i couldn’t say

but now we pay the price
but being alive’s about the now and all the fortune you have found has come around

i can’t bear to see him scream at you once more
you deserve to be on an island paradise soaking up the sunlight
the door is open, just step on by
before the wind of time comes in to return you to the stars


from The Light Has Gone Out of My Life, released December 25, 2020
ben coates - vocals, all other instrumentation


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Harborer Canton, Ohio

-ben coates
-matthew ryan
-bryce snodgrass
-nate moraghan

we are four fellows from ohio that make music that we enjoy and we hope you do, too. everything you hear was done in our basement, or outside, or in some other room.

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