From the recording Fighting the Light

Some people leave us too soon...for Mark & David

Lyrics

BROTHER OF MINE
(Rick Lugg)

That brother of mine, he went downtown
He didn't feel too well
He was looking up at steeples
He was listening for bells
I don't know where he is right now,
But I surely wish him well.
He might have found that path to peace
He didn't stick around to tell us

That brother of mine, he went downtown
He didn't have a plan
Wasn't headed for the airport
Wasn't working on his tan
He might have found some detour back
To where it all began
No one can explain it
No one can understand

Where does all our love go
When the one we love is gone?
How are we supposed to find
The strength to carry on?

That brother of mine, he went downtown
He didn't look too good
Don't know what he was seeing
I wasn't standing where he stood
I'm hoping he found a better home
In a better neighborhood
But every single one of us
Would have saved him if we could

That brother of mine, he went downtown
And he ain't coming back
Some people say that cancer
Is better than a heart attack
I don't know what they're thinking
When they say things like that
Every road's a hard road
A dark & narrow track...at the end

Wheelchairs, catheters, another MRI
All the shit you have to do
When you're trying not to die...

That brother of mine, he went downtown
He couldn't hear us call
I still see that fucking gurney
Rolling down the hall
Headed off to paradise
0r to nothing much at all
The last words that he said to me
"It ain't easy when you fall"
And that wooden box of ashes
Looked so very small

Where does all our love go
When the one we love is gone?
How are we supposed to find
The strength to carry on?

[Luke's guitar solo]

That brother of mine, he went downtown
He didn't feel too well
He was looking up at steeples
Listening for bells
He might have found that path to peace
He didn't stick around to tell
I don't know where he is right now
But my brother, my friend, fare thee well...

CREDITS
Rick Lugg (vocals, rhythm guitars)
Luke Fischer (lead guitar, fills, rhythm guitar, bass, drums)

Produced by Rick Lugg & Gerry Putnam

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Gerry Putnam
CedarHouse Sound & Mastering, North Sutton NH
(c) 2021 Richard Lugg/Subscale Records LLC