the yawn

from by James Dey

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The yawn of an ageing day,
blinking out the last few seconds of leaving light,
and a struggle it is to say whatever came before right now,
just this journey and these 6 people.
And a hope that it will end before the night-time starts, when the bat comes out,
and it’s darting through the covered café,
just enough candles to watch it blindly dance round pillars,

with a grace and direction I’ll always lack,
still the blackness wraps around us like my hand round this glass.

Then gladly, woozy, we stumble back,
collapse together as if we always have,
and with one last grasp at our share of the sheets,
then it’s over, complete, and sleep rolls over us.

Taking dreams underneath it just like the clouds,
creeping over the hills rising all around.


from the night​-​time, released July 16, 2016
Vocals - Fie Meneghello
Electric Guitar - John Dey



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James Dey Leeds, UK

James was born in Halifax, England in the summer of 1982. Growing up in a vicarage in Bradford with four brothers, the house was full of music. James released 'Landing Lights' in 2005, composed for theatre companies for several years before finally completing his second album 'the night-time' in 2016. He aims to write music of hushed beauty, telling small stories of seemingly unremarkable things. ... more

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