Until the Next Time Round

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    “Absolutely brilliant…. captures an English folky/country sound in a great way.”
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I was old I was empty I was fading away
By a hearth overgrown with weeds
I had hardly seen sunlight in five long years
I had tidied away my dreams
On a morning I half thought would be my last
At least as much as yesterday
Came a light on my window I could not grasp
But I followed and dissolved away

There's a life on the cover of a world I know
On the pages and leaves of brown
There are words bound in leather on a shelf far away
Where I'll live 'til the next time round

I awoke in a meadow by a castle wall
In a world of new things to see
As I passed through the portal, for the first time in years
I was thinking of new words to read
I was led by a feeling I could almost name
Through the corridors of prose and rhyme
To a hall like a cavern where a single light
Shone through all of our sands of time

There's a life on the cover of a world I know
On the pages and leaves of brown
There are words bound in leather on a shelf far away
Where I'll live 'til the next time round

Did I linger forever or just one day
Or one hour as my story was told
Did I smile and go gladly as I faded away
Onto pages all edged with gold
In the halls of forever we can haul away
On the lines that we write in stone
There are all kinds of never but just one now
In the warmth of our heart and bone

There's a life on the cover of a world I know
On the pages and leaves of brown
There are words bound in leather on a shelf far away
Where I'll live 'til the next time round

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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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