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How could such grace ever be found?
We acted ages we are not now,
you looked the sum of your parts; such contentedness,
You should have been my patron saint.
It's hard enough to admit,
when we get to the base of it,
That what fleeting love bloomed in your eyes like a flower,
Was most likely the wine, or the hour.

The way you shook that night, with such elegance.
Your pail limbs outstretched like spiders legs.
Eyes wet and red with tales yet to tell.
Y'know, I've got so many regrets,
But you were never one of them.

We don't talk like we used to no more,
No deep meaning remains, no mysteries to explore,
But I still think of you if the hour is right,
When what's wrong hides well in plain sight.
While I burned for you you froze up alone,
In the maw of some beast, in the dark before dawn,
I wish I'd known what to say, wish I'd some greater wit,
Some perfect verse to bring you release.


released March 17, 2017
Written & Performed by: Thomas Matthew Bower
Produced By: Nathan Bailey (Toolmakers Studio)



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Thomas and the Empty Orchestra Sheffield, UK

"Thomas and the Empty Orchestra' is the music of singer/songwriter Thomas Bower, hailing from Sheffield, UK.

He takes influence from American Folk and Indie music with a wry twist of English humour and a rough and ready stripped back foot stomping approach to folk music. For fans of Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes, American Football, Fleet Foxes, Brand New, Bon Iver.
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