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  • 'A Thorn, A Blight' 2nd press
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" 6 track EP on ultra clear vinyl, comes with lyric booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Thorn, A Blight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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(This song is about being in love with someone, and knowing that of the two of you, you are the lesser person.)


It is hard to look at her,
She holds my gaze and it stings my eyes,
An ache that threads
Through my brain.
As hard as I try I cannot think
Of what reason she would give
For accompanying me.
And I don't ask, in case she cannot either.
I look upon her as though a stranger,
What brought us here?
What absurdity that we two have any connection?
Every day
I am the understudy
Disconcertingly drafted in,
To convince of a character
That is greater than I,
That no one expected me to truly ever be.

Oh the grace, the strength,
That she has never realised she has;
As it would have been the death of us,
And surely the making of her.

Loyalty in her reaches new heights,
Beauty has taken a new turn,
Inadequacy has found a new name
And it is mine.


from A Thorn, A Blight, released September 10, 2015
All music written and performed by Dawn Ray'd



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