Guardian

from by Ryan Fitzsimmons

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Mere and I put down our seven year old dog, Quinn, a few days before we were married. On the second day of our honeymoon, we were mugged. All of these events are here in this song.

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He put his head down on my leg and fell asleep
And I looked over him, and over seven years
Of joy and loss and prayed the lord his soul to keep
And felt assurance trickle down my cheek

Keep his soul for I know that when I was
The guardian of him, all his love was
Given freely without fear, regret, or even pause
And lavished on us despite our many flaws

She looks so beautiful in that gown
Light coming through the door
It surrounds her
blinding and pure
blinding and pure

No pause or regret I tell myself cause
I was once his guardian entrusted with
The love he gave which I decided if should live or die
And I decided

To die or live for the safety of her world
A simple answer questioned when the man
Jumped off his moped, swung at me and yelled in creole words
I did not understand and wish I never heard

She looks so beautiful in that gown
Light coming through the door
It surrounds her
blinding and pure
blinding and pure

Words of creole that I'll never understand
Have torn the white vale of security
That I once tried to give to him then ripped with my own hands
With which I hold her
Cause I'm her guardian.

credits

from Cold Sky, released September 24, 2011
Ryan Fitzsimmons - guitar and vocals
David "Goody" Goodrich - electric guitar
Kara Kulpa - lap steel
Danielle Miraglia - vocals

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Ryan Fitzsimmons Boston, Massachusetts

Aquarium Drunkard said: "His rhythmic folk songs are more of the hand-banging variety, his delivery marked with dark traces like the end of the night, and he plays with captivating confidence."

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