Sticks n Stones

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Our homes are not mere pieces of real estate. They are alive. And the traces of our lives are etched in them.

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I’m bruised by the early morning,
I hear the whole house breathing

Footsteps in empty hallways fall to the sound of leaving

Inch marks on doorframes
And thumbprints on window frames
Ghosts of hereafter

Kitchen walls pock marked
With shadows of blue tack
And riddled with laughter

Scars where the bed stood
And names scored on old wood
And dreams in the rafters

Secrets in timbers
And tears spilled on red bills
And hopes in the plasterboard

Out in the world of numbers
One door doesn’t count at all

It’s just sticks n stones (and our dreams in the rafters)
It’s just sticks n stones our hopes in the plasterboard)
It’s just sticks n stones (and our dreams in the rafters)
It’s just sticks n stones our hopes in the plasterboard)
It’s just sticks n stones (and our dreams in the rafters)
It’s just sticks n stones
And our stories

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from TRACES, released August 13, 2012
Written by Karine Polwart (MCPS/PRS)

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One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain" The Guardian

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