from by David Backshell



I can smell the rain on the air tonight and I don't know where I'm going to hide
Because you treat me like a stranger after all this time and oh her kisses taste like light
I hear her footsteps echoing on the ground and I know that I am not alone

And no this rain it don't ever sleep
It's like a wheel turning me

And no I don't know if the end's going to set me free because it's like there's something broken, just rattling around in me

And through the leaves I tread looking for what's left of a place that I used to go
I have forgotten where I came from and I spin like dust in the wind
It's like all that was mine crept out into the night and left me empty handed


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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