the order of the seasons upon a life borrowed

the order of the seasons upon a life borrowed

paulotteson's picture

Demo: 

Lyrics: 

A knife cuts through the vision
And I see your silhouette
Your hair, sound in revision
Has curled now to the left

Oh darling, I remember
The way you’d often move
To the night sounds of November
Heedless of the winters gloom

And how did it seem
As if forever
Was ours to scheme
And how could we have known
The order of the seasons
Upon a life borrowed

I’ve counted and I’ve measured
A currency of days
Yes, taken at our leisure
The turning of a page

Where once you sang so softly
Beneath the harvest moon
Oh, the melody, now vacant
Just as the unlit room

And how did it seem
As if forever
Was ours to scheme
And how could we have known
The order of the seasons
Upon a life borrowed



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Comments

ZsuzsaDoe's picture

Just love the calm quality of your voice, so fitting for this. Enjoyed listening
"Your hair, sound in revision / Has curled now to the left" - hit me, so good.

mike skliar's picture

this is haunting, thoughtful, poetic and rather beautiful! nice work all around!

IA's picture

herre gud! That voice! It's beautiful. How have I not heard you sing before?

Very poetic, the words. Makes my imagination run wild. I feel very thankful that I stumbled upon this.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Your voice carries such a resonance, yet it is youthful and gentle. A perfect accompaniment to the sparsity of the guitar, and a perfect vehicle for these poetic lyrics to breathe. An absolute joy to listen to. This song sounds both timeless and contemporary at once. It's great to see you here.

cleanshoes's picture

I really love your style. Top-notch lyrics, with a simple arrangement that really lets the emotion come through. Well done!

katpiercemusic's picture

Oh, yay! You're here this year! I love listening to your music. A currency of days is a great figure of speech. Absolutely lovely!

tcelliott's picture

IA linked this in the chat during a conversation and I'm very glad he did. This is awesome. I only wish it was downloadable as I would love to listen to this away from site. Very, very good writing.