Darlington, Western Australia
You and I, We’re so alike,
Just decades apart,
Words from a bleeding heart
On that day you died, a solitary heap,
A secret you kept, an Eden you keep,
Now they discover you,
Scattering your ashes upon the blue.
Now you fly, a burning drake in the sky,
Just like those days you spent so high,
He spoke about you, now a legend,
Himself a conduit, a bookend,
You’re ahead of the curve now,
But lying somewhere beyond,
To the others, you did abscond,
A man of few words on the island,
An advocate for you, he took the highland.
And you and I, we’re still alike,
And I thought you were right,
We’ve both been smoking too long,
Something inside, something wrong,
But you said the blues run the game,
And when I beat it, to you I will claim.
Bio: This was originally a song Adrian wrote a few years ago, which alluded to Nick Drake, whom he felt very close to during the time of writing, because Nick had been helping Adrian through a difficult time.