I Held Back The Hair

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lyrics

Your two hands
white fish in a bowl
strange to touch
and hard to hold

my two eyes
are a bitten dog’s
wild in alarm
dark and soft

in the back streets
I held back the hair
of a retching friend
for the residents there

then on your birthday
I took vinegar and bread
watching you eat
from the smoke filled stairs

what have I become?
say it to me

on an ordinary night
as the row boats sleep slowly
on discreet, connecting wires
as a flooding of the light
am I hard to navigate?
is it strange to find?

what have I become?
say it to me

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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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