Towering Greyness

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lyrics

Is there poetry in this?
The routine emptiness
The butchery of bus stop queues and
Chain shop fronts inane
The daily dolour drift
The self­-sedating mist
The Stockholm syndrome of accepting
Everywhere’s the same

The towering greyness of the day
Today
Could only become deeper, darker,
If you went away
And reality this morning’s
A bit more than I can stand
It’s slipping right between my fingers
And I need a hand

Is there melody in this?
The routine hollowness
The coffee­-clutching, pass­-presenting
Countenances long
Can you traverse the abyss?
Without becoming Icarus
Or vanishing in repetition,
Sisyphean, gone

The towering greyness of the day
Today
Could only become deeper, darker,
If you went away
And reality this morning’s
A bit more than I can stand
It’s slipping right between my fingers
And I need your hand

If life is the illusion behind
Which our dream’s truths hide
Then I can’t quite work out if I’m
Inside or outside
And sometimes life can stumble and feel
More like stops than starts
- I lose all of my momentum
When we are apart

credits

from Flights, released August 27, 2016
Music by Dora Maar
Lyrics by Andrew R. Hill

Andrew R. Hill – vox/guitar/keys
Grant Munro-Martinez – drums/percussion/vox
Andrew Scott – guitar/vox/keys
Erika Sella – bass guitar/vox

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Samuel Joseph Smith at The Green Door Studio/SJSMastering in Glasgow, February/March 2016.

Originally released on limited cassette on Soft Power Records, 27 August 2016, cat. no. SOFT036.

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Dora Maar Edinburgh, UK

Dora Maar is two Andrews, Erika and Grant. 'Urban Noir guitar pop', apparently. Influenced by Brian Eno, Scott Walker, Love, David Bowie, The Feelies, Talking Heads and the Velvet Underground, amongst others. Second EP 'Flights' available to pre-order from Soft Power Records now. ... more

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