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lyrics

And in the end there's just a dented pillow where a head lay
And in the end you reach an arm out but there's no-one closer
And in the end there's just an empty pillow not a person
and then it's over so there's nothing just a vacant pillow

All the dreams
All the songs
All the words

All the books
All the kids
All the jokes
All the jokes

Goodnight face
Goodbye clock
Farewell words
Farewell words

You can't just lie there. 
There are things to do, you silly person
And people still living inside your head.
Your cold head.

You know how this goes, you used to say to me,
Now, look, you'd say. Think about it.
You'd tell me. It's so obvious. 
You know how this one goes.

And all the songs you would have sung that never will be heard now.
And all the ways you walked that never will be walked in future.
And all the things we did we’ll never do again together.
And all the memories of pain and joy that only we shared.

I am custodian, but all our words are writ on water.
We are custodians, but all our words are writ on water.

You aren't waiting for me. It doesn't work like that.
Make your own music, you said. It's time to
Go on alone.

You can't be dead. You can't. 
Get up. You have to work now.
Now that they’ve come to take you away.
Wash you and wind you and take you away.
You know how this one goes.

Can you remember what a pillow was?
Do you remember how it felt to feel?

Goodnight face.
Goodbye breath.
Farewell words
No more time
No more clock

Let it dissolve
like a dent
on a pillow
or breath
on a window
that fades

And then we turn and there's nobody left to turn and nothing
There's no body
Just signs of a life
that was spent

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from Signs of Life, released April 28, 2023
Words by Neil Gaiman, Music by FourPlay String Quartet

Produced by Lara Goodridge, Josh G. Abrahams, Justin Tresidder and FourPlay
Assisted by Lewis Mitchell

Recorded by Justin Tresidder at Sony Music Studios, Sydney

Additional Recording by Anna Laverty at Sing Sing, Melbourne

Mixed by Justin Tresidder at Hydrofunk HQ, Mullumbimby

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FourPlay is an indie rock band that just happen to be a string quartet.

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