Steel Sharpens Steel

from by Clare O'Connor & Corbin Murdoch

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Promise to remind me
Why we set the bar so high
So hard to remember
When we’re barely getting by

A repertoire of failure
Battles lost, concessions won
Seems strange to look back now
And consider what we’ve done

Promise you won’t let me
Be undone by my mistakes
Sorry I can’t tell you
How many times it’s gonna take

Can we call it a resistance
If we’re always in retreat?
Outsmarted and outnumbered
Outmaneuvered on the street

I guess I’m getting older
I guess I’m getting older
I bet you’re getting older too

Steel sharpens steel
Can it also thicken skin?
To admit that we’re losing
Is to allow we can win

Let depression lead us
To the edges of our wounds
Curl ourselves like sisters
‘Round the hollow in our wombs

I guess I’m getting tired
I guess I’m losing patience
I bet you’re losing patience too

I guess that I’m despairing
I know that I still want this
I hope that you still want it too


from Work Songs, released March 24, 2015


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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