from by David Backshell



Got himself this broken mouth that bites the hand that feeds
Perfect stranger with dirty hands that's always got a need
Tied his heart up in knots and left it out among the leaves
Chewed his nerves up to threads and pulled them out through the seams

No you don't know me like the way I'm supposed to be
No it's like time don't ever want to change me and I just get older

Light sleeper got a head full of trouble that don't let me be
These dreams are as heavy as they seem and they weigh down on me
I'm kicking out the last of the lights to go out looking for you
And the parts of me that kick as scream and slowly bleed through


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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