Ava

AVA

Credits

Written by Paul Aarntzen
Arranged by Hillsburn
Produced by Jon Landry
© SOCAN 2016

Musicians

Jackson Fairfax-Perry - keyboard
Rosanna Burrill - vocals
Clayton Burrill - vocals
Paul Aarntzen - vocals

Lyrics

We were born one day in the same grey room,
And all the nurses gathered just to look at you,
Though my mother says that I never cried at all.

Then you grew up fast and you grew up bright,
Pretty in a population starved of light.
If you knew my name, well you never did let on.

Ava, Ava.
I'm not a pretty boy,
But I'm loyal and life's long.
You need folks to depend on.
Maybe I'm built all wrong,
But my love is true.

In the battle years you were free of mind,
Took to peeling tangerines to pass the time.
And you knew me then.
Yes you did, 'cause you showed me so.

But the ships came home and the men poured in.
The city was a Babylon of wine and sin.
And you filled your skin with the richest, strongest ones.

Ava, Ava.
I'm not a pretty boy,
But I'm loyal and life's long.
You need folks to depend on.
Maybe I'm built all wrong,
But my love is true.

Now I watch you drift like a tired balloon,
Slowly bleeding life and losing altitude.
But I like your face.
There's a grace to the wrinkles there.

Should we meet some day in an old folks' home,
And you need someone to wheel you to the telephone
To call your friends, I won't mind.
Honey, I’m your gal.

Ava, Ava.
I'm not a pretty boy,
But I'm loyal and life's long.
You need folks to depend on.
Maybe I'm built all wrong,
But my love is true.
Maybe I’m built all wrong,
But my love is true.