Just Because It’s Over

Written by J. Beavis/S. Robin

Appears on “Post-Apocalyptic Love Songs ” LP, 2016. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – vocals; Chris Bancroft – guitar; Costas Constantinou – bass guitar; Scott Nosworthy – drums and percussion; Andrew Garton – horn arrangements, baritone saxophone; Lachlan McKenzie – trumpet; Alex Price – tenor saxophone; Peta Wilson – piano, organ. Chris Palmer and Kate Mackie – BV. Steve Robin – engineered/produced/mixed.

This hand that held yours tiny as rain – I hold it to the sun as she sleeps on

In the wake of the brandy song – Her skin a shimmering white

She breathes in where you used to – She breathes out trust and innocence

Her hair a sea of curls that wrap around my thumb – Almond eyes, scent of cinnamon

 

Just because you’re gone, doesn’t mean that you’re forgotten

Just because it is over, doesn’t mean that it was wrong

 

I won’t tell anyone what you told me, when you drank more wine than your weight

I won’t let anyone hold me, how you did that night by the gate

That was the day of Tom’s passing down and we’d all had a little too much to think

And after you’d made your announcement they called for a tune but I couldn’t sing

 

Just because you’re gone – Doesn’t mean that you’re forgotten

Just because it is over  – Doesn’t mean that it was wrong

 

I’ve had too mornings since then, cradling the head of the night before

Spent too many hours with a pen, writing your name but no more

I’ve loved more times than I remember, but none hold a candle to your letter

I’ve found a car that doesn’t need petrol… I’m leaving but I’m keeping that lock of your hair

 

 

Just because you’re gone – Doesn’t mean that you’re forgotten

Just because it is over  – Doesn’t mean that it was wrong