A Love Without Letters

from by Clare O'Connor & Corbin Murdoch

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The silver in the pixel
The ripple in the sheen
The dissolve of the trace left
By my fingers on the screen

The glitch pierces the surface
The glow distorts the dream
The unblinking eyes of lovers
The purr of our machines

What could we become in your untamed imagination?
Can you capture it in language?
Could you write it down for me?

Oh my lovers
Let’s keep this fire burning
This flame is yours alone
I’ll tend your fire with letters
A love without letters
Is a love I’ve never known

The blush left by the rapture
Your fingers across my skin
The sting left by the rupture
The warmth left by the sting

The rising of a breastbone
The spreading of a thigh
My lover is a lion
She lifts an amber eye

Can we still imagine our love as an act of liberation?
A conversation that demands the very best of me

Oh my lovers
Let’s keep this fire burning
This flame is yours alone
I will tend your fire with letters
A love without letters
Is a love I’ve never known

When I imagine my lovers
It is dark and they are dreaming
Scattered ‘cross a continent bathed in unending night

When I am lonely, despairing
I can recall the feeling
My touch becomes a solace before I return to the fight

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from Work Songs, released March 24, 2015

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tags: pop Vancouver

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Clare O'Connor & Corbin Murdoch Vancouver, British Columbia

Equal parts earnest and incisive, Work Songs is an album by Clare O'Connor and Corbin Murdoch. Originally composed for the theatre, it is a song-cycle that asks what we can salvage from personal loss and political despair.

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