Ronan Won't be Phonin' Any More

Story Behind The Song

Lament for loss of old friend to alcohol addiction

Song Description

Lament for loss of old friend to alcohol addiction

Song Length 3:40 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Country
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject Addiction, Sadness
Similar Artists Tom Waits, Kris Kristofferson Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

RONAN WON'T BE PHONIN' ANY MORE
Words & Music Ben Sands @ 2010

I used to get these phone calls from a friend from long ago
who'd fallen on some hard times, emotionally low
He'd call when he'd been drinking to try to share his pain
Now they tell me that he'll never call again

We'd talk about old memories of times we used to share
adventures in the summer-time in Donegal and Clare
Of cameras and bicycles, pretty girls and rings
carry-outs and parties and a thousand other things

Now I just received a message that grieves my heart full sore
that Ronan won't be phonin' any more

He lost his wife and daughter in a contest with the booze
Something happened long ago, he struggled hard to lose
a secret that lay buried in a nightmare that he'd had
And it just refused to leave him ever since he was a lad

I just received a message that grieves my heart full sore
that Ronan won't be phonin' any more

He'd ring at all the wrong times, when I'd just sat down for tea
or settled down to read a book or hear a new CD
But most times I would answer for the friendship lingered there
and I loved to stir those memories from Donegal and Clare

I just received a message that grieves my heart full sore
that Ronan won't be phonin' any more

Lyrics Ben Sands Music Ben Sands
Producer Ben Sands Publisher Ben Sands
Performance Ben Sands Label Spring Records
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