Long Lost Brother & Far Off Friends

by John Jordan

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Dedicated to my brother Kevin and his best friends Mark Walpole and Don Charron, the three best dudes in the universe.

Produced by John Jordan
Words and music by John Jordan

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Long Lost Brother and Far off Friends

Long lost brother and far off friends
Until the day we meet again
Far off friends and long lost brother
I say this from me and my mother
You may live across this land
Her son my brother in your hands
You are always in our hearts
Your love it is a work of art

The day they sent you down from heaven
You became my brother Kevin
They told us that you had a syndrome
And we could not take yo u home
We were told your time was not long
But you just kept on keeping on
Defying all of the predictions
Conquering your affliction with conviction

The life you share is more than nice
Your farm it is a paradise
Bless your hospitality
And the guardians you be
Opening your arms and home
Let no one find themselves alone
Your bright light shines on and on
Bless you Kevin, Mark, and Don

We couldn’t spend much time together
Then we went driving in bad weather
Twisted steel as things went wrong
And then our father he was gone
Our lives on that road were changed
Everything was rearranged
Nothing would ever be the same
That is life it is a game

Long lost brother and far off friends
Until the day we meet again
Far off friends and long lost brother
I say this from me and my mother
You may live across this land
Her son my brother in your hands
You are always in our hearts
Your love it is a work of art

Mom and I had to recover
And though she love you and you love her
Our lives took us far away
While back in the west you stayed
We started over in Montreal
She would write and we would call
And so began the great divide
As did flow our family tide

The life you share is more than nice
Your farm it is a paradise
Bless your hospitality
And the guardians you be
Opening your arms and home
Let no one find themselves alone
Your bright light shines on and on
Bless you Kevin, Mark, and Don

Removed from you and dad’s family
Rarely did I get to see
Those branches of my family tree
Those who shared their blood with me
Until my world did fall apart
And aunts and uncles opened their hearts
Found me oh so down and wrecked
And made sure that we’d reconnect
Soon I was flying on a plane
Into loving arms again
They took me out into the Rockies
So I could see you and it rocked me
Overjoyed I was to learn
You were with people of great concern
Safe within the mountains high
With the very best two guys

Mark and Don
I could go on and on
Of how you are such angels
Don and Mark
Hear ye oh Hark!
Your love has surely changed us
Men of steel, hearts of fire
Let no one deride you
I speak the truth, I am no liar
I stand right here beside you.

Long lost brother and far off friends
Until the day we meet again
Far off friends and long lost brother
I say this from me and my mother
You may live across this land
Her son my brother in your hands
You are always in our hearts
Your love it is a work of art

The life you share is more than nice
Your farm it is a paradise
Bless your hospitality
And the guardians you be
Opening your arms and home
Let no one find themselves alone
Your bright light shines on and on
Bless you Kevin, Mark, and Don

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released July 6, 2019
Vocals and instruments by John Jordan

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Saxophonist singer John Jordan and multi-instrumentalist singer Kali share songwriting duties for a mix of ska, reggae, rock, soul, and r&b.

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