I'm Not Long For This World

from by Chris Cleverley

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I’m not long for this world.
I’m not long for this life.
And whatever unfolds, “we’ll be fine”
I am told.
Though I’m not long for this world.

Take my books to the store
And take the keys to my chest.
Why don’t you take out the money
And buy yourself a cottage
With the back door facing the west.

So the sun will set on the garden in the evening.
When the swallows come home to rest.

If we sweep the floor in good time,
I could open my birthday wine.
Oh words mean little
When no more than a memory,
But it doesn’t matter.
I don’t mind.

And this God-damn sun will set
While I’m staring at the ceiling
Oh I’m not long for this world.
And the light will fade,
This is such a strange feeling.
Will you bring me another blanket ‘cause I’m cold.


from Apparitions, released October 30, 2015



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Whispers have been spreading far and wide around the British Folk Scene about Chris Cleverley and his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. Chris’ trademark sound is at times likened to the magnitude of a full orchestra only to moments later pull audiences to the very edge of their seats to soak in the delicate spider-like touch of his playing. ... more


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