How Will I Get That High?

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lyrics

And another summer goes
and it takes with it
all the love
that I have to give
to another shore

the cold really settling in
how bittersweet
and how lovely
that I could forget with the head
and the heart this time
oh, the village was summoning
with the silent yards
and the evergreens over tennis courts
left me bored as a middle child

your bones really settling in
how bittersweet
and how troubling
that I could forget with the head
and the heart this time

and then I’m at your doorway!
kicking the plants
telling you how come
I could bring it alive
with a handful of dandelions

your face barely taking it in
how menacing
and how horrid
that you could forget with the head
and the heart this time
how will I get that high?

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from This Paradise, released July 15, 2016

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Lucy Roleff Melbourne, Australia

Lucy Roleff is a classically trained, folk musician from Melbourne. Born to a German Opera singer father and Maltese mother, she spent a childhood steeped in ornate European classical music, storytelling and folk styles.

"The focal point of Roleff’s music is, of course, her voice: this quavering, rather deep husk, that has the blunt European tongue of singers like Nico and Sibylle Baier"- Happy
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