Shelter For My Soul (for the film Ned Kelly)

by Bernard Fanning

Bernard Joseph Fanning (born 15 August 1969 in Brisbane, Australia) is a musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and frontman of Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 to its dissolution in 2010.




At the end of my days when I'm called to go, 
Into the open arms of the Holy Ghost, 
To have lived such a life as I have known, 
Fortune follows me, but I'm brave no more. 

For my great mistakes I will surely pay, 
I'm running low and the devil is on my trail, 
When fate delivers me all I'll ask it for, 
Is a place to rest and shelter for my soul. 

Oh if I could spend my days, 
Free from the prison of your gates, 
Then I could die a happy man. 

Oh if I could spend my days, 
Free from the shadow of my name, 
Then I could die happy man. 

When I am released from this mortal load, 
I'll take my leave but I don't wanna go. 
When fate delivers me all I'll ask it for, 
A place to rest and shelter for my soul.

Written by: BERNARD JOSEPH FANNING

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