"My Little Ruin" as written by and Glen Hansard....
Come on, my little ruin
Won't you open up and let us in
Time has not been kind
But you're still standing here
Leave a light on in your window
Won't you let me see a sign
It's gonna take more than smoke
And mirrors now for me this time

Come on, my little sorrow
Won't you sing yourself a different song
The melody that made you
Is now a worn out sing along
Every body's looking at you
But I can't stand to watch
I've seen this scene come and go too much

And oh, how you struggle through the hours
With your sorrow leading the way
And as you stood there among the cowards
You were letting them win

But I'm not gonna stand aside
And watch them tear you up

No, I'm not
'Cause you're better than they are
And I can't say it enough

That's enough
What are you doing

Come on, my little ruin
Won't you build yourself back up again
Won't you take the time you were given
You promised it to yourself
You could stand among the best of them
If you could hold your own
But no one's gonna do it for you now
But you and you alone

And oh, how you struggle with your power
And keep your back tight to the wall
And as you were counted among the cowards
They didn't see you at all

Now you're caught on a rising wave
And I can't get you off
But I'm not gonna stand aside
And watch them tear you up

No, I'm not
'Cause you're better than they are
You're better than they are
You're better than they are
You're better than they are
And I can't say it enough

That's enough
What are you doing

Come on, my little ruin
Won't you tell me where the feeling's gone
There's nothing lost between us
You can come back anytime you want


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"My Little Ruin" as written by Glen Hansard

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    General CommentAbsolutely Love this song from the new album.
    Glen mentioned on some of his live performances that this song was about a friend who regardless of having many advantages in life keeps on screwing up his life.

    For me this song does hit somewhat close to home when I remember all the ways I have screwed up my own life. It could have been so much better. But I was young and stupid and thought I knew everything..
    Now all there is left is a lot of regret. Nothing much to do now...
    blakeweston December 15, 2015   Link

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