In the Invisible World

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In the invisible world
You are not known and you know nobody
Something about you can change
But it is not seen and you shiver, unseen

Deep in your heart it is cold
Where your blood might run it is barely moving
All of the world is a hole
And you're always falling, barely moving

Each of your thoughts is a link in a chain
That is tying you down to the rest of your life
All of your words have a dull matted edge
Pushing dead in slow lumps through the veins of your voice

In the invisible world
Your love is lost in a mass of curses
All of your friends look away
In your mind they turn, in the room they're absent

Every invisible time
When you hear your name, it is only echoes
All of the naming is done
In a life of breath there is nothing spoken

Twist all you want on the axis of when
It was all left before what has already been
Naught but identity under the bed
Nothing lost, nothing loaned, nothing paid up ahead

Take an invisible clue
When the cord goes slack, it was all a shadow
Limit your song to the sand
Chew it up, spill it out in a pool of dry air

Something is burning and something has burned
There's a way that this all makes an ugly sense
Bring it up gently with God or your boss
Or the man who has murdered your sweet sense of loss

In your invisible dreams
Take this down while it's still in focus
Leave by the back at the end
Stranded all alone in heaven.....


from Heavy Paper, released January 25, 2016




The Cardboard City Berlin, Germany

The Cardboard City are a Berlin group composed of Noel Bush, who writes and sings the songs and plays keyboard; Henrik Lafrenz, who plays the drums; Micha Bürgle on bass; and Niels Hoogendoorn on electric guitar (though he wasn't yet with the group when they recorded "Heavy Paper"). The group is working on a new album now, due out later in 2017. ... more

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