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After falling deeply in love, then receiving a polite rejection by text, one tends to write something like this.

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Many have tried and never will know,
And you'll curse it if you let it stray but you're helpless and slow,
It fills without warning and is wasted on those,
Who are staring right through ya to hearts that are closed,
Through Paris and London with their streets that collide,
With a million warm faces with their sad darting eyes,
Through the smokestacks of history and the rapids of yer life,
Is the true love between two that never arrives.

So sing with me friend,
Put your arm in my hand,
If we never know how it is then that's just how it is,
We'll drink for the lucky and salute all the rest,
Who wander through living without knowing their best.

To the beautiful and crooked it's all just the same,
Where one is the poison the other's the chain,
The weak ones they settle and the little ones grow thin,
And there's others who lay hiding, they never peer in,
And in fathers and mothers through all of their lives,
Is the true love between two that never arrives.

So sing with me sister,
Put your arm in my hand,
If we never know how it is then that's just how it is,
We'll drink for the lucky and salute all the rest,
Who wander through living without knowing their best.

For me I am broken, I'm shattered and numb,
I'm outstanding and restless and useless and dumb,
But I know I have seen it, and I'm glad it exists,
And I'll keep warm knowing we're all part of this.

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from Things I Knew, released December 27, 2014

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Halfbeak UK

Halfbeak is a London band, featuring the songs of two Sparklehorse-Tom Waits-Shoegaze-obsessed Australians: Tim Gum, Jolyon Pagett, the talents of Theresa Elflein (keys, electronics, vocals), Alex Craig (drums), and Rob Hartley (bass). We like to explore the interplay between words, music and, sometimes (when we can afford it), visuals. Our first EP "Things I Knew" was released in December 2014. ... more

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