a slow car crash

from by Doug Johnstone

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A snippet of these lyrics originally appeared in my second novel The Ossians as one of their songs, called 'Melancholia'. I wrote the full song around then but for some reason I can't remember, we never recorded it for The Ossians record we made. So here it is.


You know I dream of a car crash
The rip of steel through skill
I'm gonna pick you up from the party tonight
Better strap yourself in
You know I dream of a funeral
Standing at your grave
It doesn't take long for the rot to set in
And you won't feel a thing
Just lie back and be brave

You know that I sleepwalk every night
But you don't know where I go

You know I dream of a plane crash
Falling through the sky
I'm trying to help you on with your oxygen mask
You're trying not to cry
You know I dream of an overdose
Poison in our blood
It doesn't take long for the drugs to kick in
And you won't feel a thing
Drowning in the flood


from i did it deliberately, released June 2, 2014
Written and performed by Doug Johnstone



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