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Cut Like A Thorn

by Sister Ghost

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Cut Like A Thorn was written after the passing of my Granny Emily O'Neill from lung cancer in May 2021 and was my first experience of writing to cope with grief.

It's about the things I learned from her as well as the wider story around that generation of Irish women who bore so much in order for my generation to have more freedom and autonomy with their lives and careers.

The money raised through Bandcamp sales of this song will be donated to the Foyle Hospice, a local cancer hospice charity that do so much for cancer patients and their families here in the North West of Ireland.

lyrics

You were gone before the New Moon
Change is powerful but it comes too soon
I’m glad this time that I have no regrets
Cos I made you laugh and hid your cigarettes

Sweet as a rose with petals that could burn
You taught me to cut like a thorn
You were sweet as a rose with petals that could burn
You taught me to cut like a thorn

I will miss the warmth of your hands
And I am one of few who understands
When you do too much too young and it takes its toll
But it’s not your fault you had to play that role

Sweet as a rose with petals that could burn
You taught me to cut like a thorn
You were sweet as a rose with petals that could burn
You taught me to cut like a thorn

Sweet as a rose
Petals that burn
Cut like a thorn

credits

released May 6, 2022
Written by S D O'Neill
Performed by Sister Ghost
Recorded at Start Together Studio Belfast
Produced by Rocky O'Reilly
Drums by Stephen Leacock
Backing vocals provided by M Mulholland & K Bousquet
Released by Third Bar

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Sister Ghost Northern Ireland, UK

Alternative Rock & Garage Punk from Derry, Ireland

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