Ton of Nothing

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Dedicated to my uncle, Jeremy David White (3/5/1972 - 16/1/2007)

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Sleeping on the floor
Woken by the call
It could have been a mistake
After all, we’re so far away
From home and the morning

His voice shakes in the glow
On his faced pressed to the phone
I swear the midnight traffic sighs
On the street, through the window, outside
I’m unable to cry
Wondering if his heart was like mine
Rapid in rhythm and

Time just as he died
Oh lord, where was I?
London town, in a bed
Fingers locked at the back of my head

As I wait for time
To bring a feeling that just won’t arrive

Sleeping on the plane
As workers in my brain
Shun the truth, an embrace
That could burn up and cripple my faith

As I search for this
Discipline, like fathers to their sons
Please force my eyes
To stare into this mess; this loss of life

First Signs that you’re gone
Come like symptoms from colds take too long
‘Cause at first you never know
When something is wrong
The guards inside me
Still refuse to allow me to see
So it hits me like a ton
Of nothing I feel

With all my powers,
All my strength; it’s just no match for this
Safety Switch
It makes no sense for I have wept for so much less

I was stuck in the traffic in Rome
Feeling helpless and longing for home
But they told me I couldn’t go
I was emotional
I was 21 but like a child
I got mad and I cried
So why can’t I feel like that now

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from Eastern Shores EP, released July 12, 2008

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James Parry Hobart, Australia

James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs.

He has supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, and Leah Flanagan as well as a hive of other visiting artists in Hobart.

James plays regularly in Hobart with his five-piece band or as a stripped-back duo and has played a number of interstate tours and gigged in the UK.
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