Paddling Pools and 1965

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made 27/8/17


it smelled of paddling pools and 1965
as i drive through the country and question my life
and i stop to take a photo with my camera full of film
but the film ran out, so i take it with my eyes
but the back of my eyes are tattoed with the lines
that lead me home, my home between the vines

i pull into the driveway and i switch the engine off
but the wheels keep a-turning, and they don’t seem keen on stopping
so i get out of the car so i can check under the hood
and what i find inside shocked me more than it should
it’s a tangle of roots and leaves, a tangle in my mind
just outside the home i keep these days, my home between the vines

i try to prune the leaves but the blades are hammered dull and i
can’t rip out the roots cuz they’re rooted in my skull and the
vines grow all around me and inside me in my lungs so i
burn them to the ground but from the ashes they’ll return

singing songs you can’t go wrong
you take my hand and prove me wrong

singing songs you can't go wrong
you take my hand and prove me wrong

singing songs you can't go wrong
you take my hand and prove me wrong

i wave farewell for time will tell as
i drive by i sing my song


from Miniatures Vol. 1, released July 26, 2019




Dominic Rae Brighton, UK

Dominic Rae is a musician and sound engineer, currently stationed in Brighton.

Centred on folk and emo and learning the ropes of sound, song by song by song.

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