Emily Dickinson

Released at September 14, 2009

Release date:

September 14, 2009

Copyright:

Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Length:

6:25

Status:

Official

Lyrics

She was no longer a user
Don’t think she realised we knew that
Not one to make a fuss
Why this and not something else
Wasn’t it obvious?

She made such a hash of it
You can’t help but notice
A near absence of tenderness
And who wants to live like that?

And friends turned their backs on her
She, no longer a user
And she wanted to stay home
With a box full of postcards
And no place to send them
Live like Emily Dickinson
Without so much as a kiss
Or the comfort of strangers
Withdrawing into herself
But why this and not something else?

Video

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Track from the Manafon album, featuring Evan Parker and Joel Ryan.

Personnel

music: fennesz/parker/sylvian/tilbury
lyrics: david sylvian
piano: john tilbury
saxophone: evan parker
laptop guitar: christian fennesz
signal processing: joel ryan
vocals, electronics: david sylvian

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