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I Can't Hear You Breathing

from Empty City Nights by far beyond frail

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I don't know what's worse — being alone or feeling alone. – David


Forty minutes before the alarm
I'm still awake, waiting out the dark
Watching you dreaming, and wondering where you have gone

I'm flipping through pages of an old journal
And finding a boy who feels so unfamiliar
My head starts spinning, as I'm reminded of who you were
When I knew for sure, that you were in love

I lay my head on your chest, try to feel it rising
There's a ghost in our bed, where I'm used to you lying
Are you in love, or are we dead? Baby, let me know you're living
'Cause I can't hear you breathing

You stare through windows, like the stars are falling
But your reflection shows eyes completely empty
A ghost of someone whose eyes showed the world to me
That's why I don't believe, that I can't hear you breathe

Feel my breath warm on your neck, while you're sleeping
If you're in there, I'll find you wherever you're hiding


from Empty City Nights, released May 10, 2011
Written by David Cecil and Sharlynn Verner
© 2008 Butterfly Sketches Publishing
© 2008 Grey Glass Music Publishing


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far beyond frail Kansas City

far beyond frail is a songwriting duo composed of Sharlynn Verner and David Cecil. Formed in 2002 while studying music on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, they combine edgy love songs with stunning female vocals to create music that ranges from breathy and playful to moody and daring. ... more

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