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A Lightless Love

by Owen Duff

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Hand me the kindling
The fire is dwindling
You laughed the candle out
Drunk in the dark
Is all well there's our spark
And a while 'til the Rhine wine runs out

But do you know what I'm thinking of?
A drinkless den and a lightless love
Who long ago enquired
Whether or not the fire
He felt was returned
And I'm ashamed to say
I left the next day
That boy with his fingers burned

Now at this table
I seek to make stable
So glass and candle stay
I find myself asking
As those in my past did
Whether or not you will stray

This fear I have
You can't comprehend
'Til you've spurned your own share of men
Who've declared their desire
Their hearts all on fire
All to no avail
'Til you've flitted and fled
From barroom to bed and to yourself said
"Onwards to the spark that cannot fail"

I fear the table's turn
I know I will be burned


released November 6, 2021
Lyrics and music written and performed by Owen Duff, except:
Drums: Liam Hutton


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Owen Duff London, UK

A true adherent to the DIY ethos, Owen Duff creates everything related to his music, from artwork to videos, as well as playing/programming nearly all of the instruments on his songs. His songs that blend influences from folk, 60s chamber pop, electronica, film and TV scores and jazz. Owen's lyrics are inspired by books, films, TV, high and low culture, politics and personal experience. ... more

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