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Barely Breathing

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lyrics

barely breathing on the floor the light it trickles in
the air is going grey
the town is getting thin
tap out all the symbols it takes a little time
press send and let it go boy you’re doing fine
on and off the satellites will sing to scattered tribes
coffins and empty cradles flickering to life

one two three four
one two three
count out loud and then you breathe

vanishing point power-lines and rails gone red at dawn
blinding wings shimmering between the earth and sun
from place to trace to long embrace to suddenly goodbye
you close the distance to a wound while others open wide
and every teeming platform
and every crowed gate
will haunt you with familiar eyes to tempt and tear away

one two three four
one two three
count out loud and then you breathe
and you come to the place
and you feel ‘round the space
absence is a trace
what has gone has a shape

one two three four
one two three
count out loud and then you breathe
one two three four
one two three
count out loud and then you bleed

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from Soft Verges, released August 1, 2008
Produced by Michael Bassett
Music and lyrics by Michael Bassett

Michael Bassett: voice, steel-string acoustic guitar

Engineered by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Acoustech, Los Angeles, CA

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Michael Bassett Bath, UK

With soaring vocals and powerful-yet-delicate guitarwork, Michael Bassett combines the raw catharsis of modern indie, the world-wise acoustic lilt of classic folk and the virtuosity of progressive rock on his Eschatone debut, puddleskinwaving, and his wonderful sophomore release, Soft Verges. ... more

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