Death of a Submariner

from Barn Owl- The Roman Empire Never Ended by Jared Both

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I wrote this during my first semester at York University when I heard about an old British submarine bought by the Canadian military sank and killed three sailors.


Deep underwater below warm currents below the world. The ship is black with rust in the pipes and the fire inside is our only light. My crew mate calls we're all alive but the voice is so dim with the hell in my mind. Over and over I pray to my Lord that my outreached hand can open the door. My Lord!

My coffin is sinking I can't swim to shore tell my wife and my kids I'm not coming home.
Like a bird to the ocean I will fall down send my family peace and bury me underground.
In my last moment Lord bring me rest my coffin is sinking and I am at peace.

There is no pain that I will hold in my heart.


from Barn Owl- The Roman Empire Never Ended, released June 30, 2010




Jared Both London, Ontario

I am a songwriter from Southern Ontario who has recorded and performed with:
Barn Owl (Toronto)
-Young Feathers (Kitchener & Hamilton)
-Gospel of Barn Owl (Hamilton)

Now I'm recording and releasing music under my own name with friends from past bands and new friends in London Ontario where I live now.
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