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Fading Out (Like The Picture On My Work ID)

from by Outside Your House

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You’re fading out
Like the picture on my work ID
Everything you said that night
I’m over-taping, gradually
The creases in my neck betray my age
Despite this Japanese onesie
I’m wearing in the checkout queue
Holding beans and discount cheeses

People smile and tell me I’m the luck one
And we’ve just begun

The old guy behind in the line
Grabs my under-developed bicep
He only wants to tell me that
He really does love my glasses
I try to say that they’re fake just
Clear-glass, horn-rimmed, hipster-wear
But he’s jumped ahead
Pushed in to pay
For low-cost Danish lager-beers
And I want
Anonymous mourners
At my funeral

People smile and tell me I’m the luck one
And we’ve just begun

I constantly feel like I’m under assessment
Somewhere a black mark is placed next to my name
Don’t really believe we’re all duplicated elsewhere
If there were infinite worlds why would any be the same?
But I don’t understand mathematics
And I don’t understand cardiology
I don’t know how to fix the leak in the attic
I tried to be renaissance man
But I’m reborn a baby.


from The Ones That Left Town EP, released March 1, 2015



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Outside Your House UK

Outside Your House are a two man operation.

Faithful Johannes is part spoken word poet, part folk singer, part laid-back rapper with an eye for detail.

Sweet-singing Jonathan Swift‘s musical scrapbook of vinyl samples, live instruments and cut-up beats delivers the pop backdrop.

The melancholy of brass bands, chest pains, beer-offs, weight gain & David Attenborough
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