In Articulate Atrophy

from by Conor Linnie

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lyrics

Apathy: my sole company today.
A privileged affliction I know,
But one that's so hard to shake.
People pass by my window,
Clouds flung like dirty cotton balls
Across a slate grey sky
As the indifferent evening slowly falls.

In articulate atrophy I pass
The threadbare of the night,
Swathed in cotton words of poetry,
Subsisting on their artificial light.
Retracing her signature that soon
Faded from the sheets when she left,
Alone with adjectives dying to be fleshed.

Come on Wind tear me asunder,
Flay the flesh off my back.
Sea plunge me into your waters,
Among the rocks and the wrack.
Life come thundering through me,
Come knock down my door.
Love come smashing the matter
To smithereens. Because
Lately it seems that life
Is being lived elsewhere.

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from Astray, released March 16, 2013

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tags: folk Dublin

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Conor Linnie Dublin, Ireland

Conor Linnie's songwriting style blends together a driving rhythm with ornate melody lines to create a complex folk sound. His acclaimed debut album 'Astray' was released March 16th 2013.

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