This song was written in honour of Paul Ryan 1978-2015.

Lyrics

He gave me the heart of the archer
Made so my aim was sound and true
Gave me the heart of the archer
So when a door is open,
I'd step on through

He was born in a snow-storm
His Grandma waiting by the front door
Thirty hours he fought and held out
As if this journey,
Was for something more

He gave me the eyes of the watcher
Made so my focus was sharp and true
Gave me the eyes of the watcher
So chances didn't seem,
To come from out of the blue

He smiled a lot in the springtime
A sun-shower bouncing
Off the windowpane
Then summer came
And brought the fall-time
When smiles gave way
To such cold and pain

I know this lonely road I'm walking
Will lead me home to you
And at each point along the journey
I will tell of you

He gave me the tears of the father
Who can't save his child
From the weight of the world
Thirty-six years he fought and held out
Like he knew it was all
For something more

He gave me the heart of the archer