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lyrics

Forty years in his corner
Working hard and hardly seen
Just a mover of paper
And the numbers on the screen

Took the offer that they made him
Making way for younger blood
Packed his things away and left without a word

Didn't need to find courage
Sold the house but kept the car
Didn't stop until Tyndrum
Where the road leads to the moor

And beyond it lies the island
With the mist upon the shore
From the open-plan he'd heard the gabbro call

Through the days of work and gloomy weather
He would run across the ridges in the sky
Seven years and he could live forever
Seven years to make a reason from the lie

But the years may stay with him
All he tries to leave behind
Can he leave them in hollows
By the road for folk to find?

Oh let them melt away like snow-ice
From the gullies in the spring
Let them drop into the fields where skylarks sing

Then one day an inversion
World of black and white and blue
In the distance an eagle
Through the hazy heavens flew

Oh is it really worth descending
Now that he has found his peace?
Can he live again below 3000 ft?

Seven years is far more than he needed
Just one day and he can finally be free
Just one glimpse into the gates of heaven
Here on earth above the cloud-base and the sea

Far away while all the years of a lifetime
Fade away as far as human lives and naked eyes can see
Far away he's just a shadow on the skyline above
That he'll never need to leave to be free

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from The Sun Destroys The Sky, released September 18, 2016

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Chris Manasseh Warrington, UK

Chris is an original singer-songwriter with folk and indie influences. His songs combine instantly memorable tunes with poetic and thought-provoking lyrics.

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