Secondhand Soul

by Al Black

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Inspired by the inbuilt ability of the human spirit to recover from trauma and loss given the right support...


Verse 1
Take a look at my heart
It's battered black and blue
Full of holes
It's shot right through
It don't have a price tag
But a barcode tattoo

Who will but my secondhand soul
I still call it mine but it's been so pre-owned

Verse 2
Flotsam and jetsom
Drift in my wake
Eyes pin pricks and tearless
Swore I'd never cry just for crying sake
Why fill the silence when words fail you anyway?

Who will buy my secondhand soul
I still call it mine
It needs a new home

Flashbulb memories
Set a frozen scene
Though my heart is full of cracks you can't get seems.



released June 26, 2015
Al Black



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Al Black Belfast, UK

"Top quality hook-laden , lyrically probing songwriting" Rock and Reel Magazine

Al Black is a Northern Ireland based Singer Songwriter who plays acoustic driven Indie Rock both solo and with other musicians. Al's lyrics which sit among uncomplicated melodies speak of the challenges people face in life's dark places by contrasting them against the light ones. ... more


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