There's A Line

from by Lucy Roleff

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there is a light
creeps in through your
grandmother's blinds
lying there
you're still, cold
your shape holds
a breathing boulder

but i cannot touch you
i won't
though i could
sing out to you
i don't

humming along
as you pour the tea
i sit. plaiting the threads
of my nightdress
would you undress me?
in the morning light
right before i've chance
to wake. quite

i cannot touch you
i won't
though i could
sing out to you
i don't

there's a fine red line
running along the floor
the bedspread
inbetween the pillows
inbeween our hands
there's a line


from Three Songs (Demo 2010), released June 10, 2010


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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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