from by David Backshell



Waking up to the sound of the rain, with the fall air on my breath
I know a girl with eyes like smoke and burn marks in her hair
And all the things that she says to me don't have no place to be
They fall apart like old summer days, beaten in the cold winter rain

And I don't know where the light goes when I'm out looking for you
Daydreamer, Halfsleeper where do you go?

Streetlights shiver in their shells and I'm walking home
Whispering through the trees, darling won't you come talk to me?
Punch drunk and I got a liars tongue and the girls always leave
And I can't seem to keep hold of anything that's ever given to me


from Halfsleeper, released March 17, 2015



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David Backshell Toronto, Ontario

Born in Montreal, raised in England, settled for Toronto, David Backshell is a machine that turns coffee, cigarettes and long nights into songs. Distilling struggle, debts, a lost home, nameless faces, he constructs delicate songs that stretch beyond the confines of conventional pop. ... more

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