Silence Sits Like A Boom

from Onion Peel by Penniless Cove

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Silence sits like a boom

I’m not shaping any words for you
Silence sits like a boom
Your words are closing in around me
I’m choking, choking

Now the air grown heavy in my lungs
Pushing down
My ears are flooding in the waves rolling off your tongue
I’m losing this one

Roses grow from cheek bones
Poppies down the shoulder line
Mopping up the spilt milk
Pours herself a glass of wine
Blame a dodgy floorboard
Promised it's just one time
Apart from just that one time
She swears he is the perfect guy
Cuddles on the sofa bed
Love you's in the car
Spooning out the words she said
There's questions never asked
Who's the figure in the door way
The figure that traps her in
Tomorrow she is out the door
Day after back again

I can’t soak the silence for you
It sits like a, boom
A pair of cats sitting licking our wounds
We need different rooms
Separate rooms

Now the air grown heavy in my lungs
Pushing down
My ears are flooding in the waves rolling off your tongue
I’m losing this one

Cigarettes and alcohol
She drowns the days that went
Silence fills the gap between
She counts the day she left
The figure now rose stained
Has found its way to bed
Now lies between their hollow shells
Between the words he said
Poppy seeds and old sheets
Purple prints are left behind
The figure shouts through toilet door
I swear that was the last time
The figure giggles
Silence swells into a boom
She knew that she'd be back
Back inside this room

I’m not shaping any words for you
Silence sits like a boom
Your words are closing in around me
I’m choking, choking

Now the air grown heavy in my lungs
Pushing down
My ears are flooding in the waves rolling off your tongue
I’m losing this one

credits

from Onion Peel, track released February 21, 2020
Lyrics by Phoebe and Chloe Osborne and Arji Manuelpillai
Music by Phoebe Osborne
Produced by Tom Fairbairn
Mastered by Simon Allen

Keys/ Vocals: Phoebe Osborne
Featured Artist: Arji Manuelpillai
Kit/ Percussion: Sam McEvoy
Bass: Tom Fairbairn
BV's: Gail Babb & Eugene Kadiri

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Penniless Cove London, UK

Welsh, London based Penniless Cove is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and songwriter playing raw and fiery songs. Weaving visual metaphor with soulful vocals and booming piano melodies, her music takes you on a journey through every day awkwardness. She takes inspiration from Ibeyi, Joanna Newsome, Lianne Le Havas & Ivor Cutler, to bring you her own brand of gin-soaked tunes.

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