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Through the haze of the darkest of my days
I heard your name from afar
In the song as the party lingered on
You were distant as a star
And though in time token flickerings of rhyme
Are all that we will ever be
You alone as the storm hits the stone
Stand forever by the sea

And I could go where the lights will flow
I could follow or lead and fly
And I'll taste brine on a tilted line
Rising sideways back to the sky

I awoke was the wind hit the coast
I thought of all the things I could be
And as water ran in rivers on your face
I followed those lines to the sea
I told my fear: 'you're only Very Severe'
But you looked Extreme in the cold morning light
My hope had gone as the clouds lingered on
I retreated to the mountain in my fright

And you'll always stand where the sea meets land
I could drop sixty metres to your feet
There's a waling song and a tide so strong
In the zawn and the arch on the deep

Paling white as the sun hides a light
Shallow ways left behind
Seize the day as the storm fades away
You are breathless and mine
Show the way and I'll follow and call away
And lead where others cannot go
In one day I will live a life then fall away
And time can begin to let me go

And we'll all be gone when your time does come
And you shatter and fade to rust
As the fire reigns then we'll be the same
And we'll live together as dust


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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