from by Dan Kempster

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    A physical CD release of the album Project 17. Comes in a digipack case with printed album and disc art. This first edition is limited to a run of just fifty copies.

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Early morning sun parts the curtains
Light descending onto your face
You sleep soundly beneath your halo
An image of perfection in this unfamiliar place

I lie beside you in the half-light
And gently place a kiss on your cheek
I watch you sleeping in pure serenity
Your breath betraying feelings I know you could never speak

This south-western autumn air
Is playing havoc with my mind
My judgement's clouded by the mists upon the lakeside
Am I seeing what's not there
Inventing phantom threats to fight
Or am I simply growing blind to what you need?

This stolen kiss breaks the hold of slumber
And rewards me with your open eyes
You speak to me in intimate whispers
Though we're disconnected in a way they can't disguise

Our fingers interlock by lovers' instinct
As you guide my hand across your skin
I sense reluctance in your touch and motion
But I put my doubts aside as I let you draw me in

Was it lovestruck oversight
When we both promised to commit
As rain anointed us, two lovers at the lakeside
Rings we exchanged on that night
Have now grown loose and cease to fit
Just as your patience has outgrown my selfishness

Which is why I'm feeling lonely in Exeter
On this cold October day
Because although I'm here lying next to you
I couldn't feel further away
Can't help but feel I'm seeing the best of you
As you start to see the worst in me
So I lie here feeling lonely in Exeter
Where nothing seems to fit
But we wear it imperfectly


from Project 17, released December 16, 2013



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Dan Kempster Tring, UK

I'm a writer based in the town of Tring, United Kingdom. When I'm not writing fiction or playing drums with the rock covers band Sudden Gunfire, I like to pretend I can play guitar and write songs.

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