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Spent the day in a laneway
Lost the night in a lame way
Powerless in the same way
As this flat made of scratches and cracks
Lived a week out of boxes
All my food came from boxes
I don’t quite fit any boxes
But can’t fill this box of wood and glass

The next one’s half empty
While I am left half full of myself

The months passed like a lover
Who is ignored but not forgotten
The empty bottles in the kitchen
Are the only indication of time
I house parties like a secret
And give counsel like a father
“Hearts are broken to be mended
And my spare key is in the letterbox”

Your next one’s half empty
While you are left half full of someone else

But you’ll find another
Look, I found a lover
Time is a stranger thing
Than I had ever known

We hold hands with our choices
Then we dance with consequences
Sing the songs that hold the answers
To the questions we’d forgotten to ask
We say goodbye like a parent
To a child on excursion
We make plans with abandon
And make changes when the needs arise

Our next one’s half empty
While we are left half full of everybody else
Our next one’s half empty
While we are left half full of ourselves…


from A Brief Case Of Madness, released August 16, 2013
Tom Dickins: Vocals, Piano
Gemma O'Connor: Vocals
Sally Christiansen: Vocals


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Tom Dickins Melbourne, Australia

Musician. Maker of things. Breaker of other things. Sometimes alone. Sometimes with co conspirators. Most recent album with the Punintentionals.

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