In The Afternoon

from by Lucy Roleff

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  • Longbows CD / Limited Edition
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A lovely gatefold card case with artwork and lyrics sheet. In addition you will receive one postcard print of a pencil illustration by Lucy, printed on 100% recycled white card.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Longbows (EP) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • The drawings and poems for "Somewhere" came together over a two month period living in Germany. Printed in colour on 24 pages of premium quality uncoated paper.

    The book alone is $10 - just click the Merch tab above

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lyrics

in the afternoon
the iron post lamp flickers on
not a moment too soon
white lace lines a shop front window
‘neath the elderberry cakes

as the train pulled out
I remarked at your hair
pressed up to the filthy glass
and you turned
alabaster throat
a golden apple swan

I would gladly stroke
that antelope sized eagle
with a broom and rope
if you harness here
some strength for me as I
flit about the evergreens dear

little premature
but below my navel
thrums a slow and a delicate bloom
christ not
I would surely collapse
I would bury my face in cement

still, a novel thought
I close my eyes
and we’re there on your father’s porch
town talk
bearing down on our necks
as we tend to the blossoms and the land

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from Longbows (EP), released October 1, 2013

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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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