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The Boy Inside the Bubble

from elephant by Matthew the Oxx

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    This is a hi-def and lovingly hand carved cd copy of elephant wrapped in a cover poster which has all the words on the inside, printed on posh paper, for those who want to possess an actual CD! The photo is one of mine and is a scene from Melbourne's High St in Thornbury where I used to live.

    A download will include exclusive track 'The Crack' which is only available on this site, please contact me directly if you've bought elephant elsewhere and would like the (free) mp3.

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video available to view at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNHVcC1sQMc


earth among the flowers

there is air between our eyes

there’s a boy on the hill with a bucket 

and a mop meant for the sky

today has been a swollen day

it's given me the shakes 

crazy as i am i love you

a river loves the rain 

had we been on different clouds 

or in another room 

we might have had a longer ride 

but nothing would have moved 

i wrap your hands around my face

they temper my wet eyes 

a storm may be approaching

but i do not fear reprise 

because i know that you are delicate

yet stronger than the glass 

because i know you've been here before

you know how things do pass 

so here we are a floor apart 

it’s a minute and three hours

i feel you in my fingers

it’s like a thousand shining towers

reeds amongst the river 

bare wires when we touch

the boy inside the bubble 

has never loved a woman so much


from elephant, released December 31, 2013


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