Nothing Gold Can Stay

from Don't Panic! by The Longest Hall

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Dedicated to Christ Richardson, deeply loved aunt, sister and daughter. Nothing gold can stay.


Dark night, sitting unassuming
Unaware of her mistake.
Her plight, love and adoration
For the source of abject hate.
Sharp knife, thrust into her heart
Turned, twisted, wrenched, removed, reclaimed.
God, why kill the innocent
And let the guilty run away.

My greatest friend,
Why did your life so quickly have to end?
No final words,
A kiss to say I love you is all we had.
The doors have closed.
A single bullet took your life away
On that day..

Snakebite, poisoned by the one
She hid from all reproach and blame.
Her life, folding out before her,
Crumpled up and thrown away.
Denied, robbed of every hope
Escorted to her dying day.
God, why kill the innocent
And let the guilty run away.

My only friend, what you meant to me
I could not comprehend.
No Act of God, could lift you up
Or bring you back again.
Our bond won't be broken.
A single bullet took your life away,
On that day.
I'll never forget you,
But I won't let you die in vain.
So I say, put your guns away.
Our bond won't be severed.


from Don't Panic!, released July 21, 2018
Composition: The Longest Hall
Lyrics: Zac Hall
Arrangement: The Longest Hall


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The Longest Hall Tavares, Florida

The Longest Hall consists of brothers Zac, Adam, and Dan Hall.

Their debut album, Don't Panic! is a 13 track collection of tunes dating as far back as 10 years in the brothers' history playing together.

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