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Vanity Of Small Differences - Single

by Rough Comforts

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released December 21, 2013

All songs written by James Mathew Davies
All instruments played by James Mathew Davies

Track 1 recorded by James Mathew Davies
Tracks 2 and 3 recorded by Simeon Boys-Layton in a house in Margate before an exclusive crowd.

Artwork by Helga Mendes DaFonseca

Special thanks to, for support and love: Joe Ferris-Moore at Noise Dolls. Jamie Finn and Lucy Condon at No-Wave. Paul Waller at Waller Not Weller. Cairan Cliffe at The Old Town Sessions. Simeon Boys-Layton.




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James Mathew Davies

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Track Name: Vanity Of Small Differences
Odd shaped piece - Cut from where?
Sky blue tile - Framed and paired
Who are you? - And what's your fit?
Veiled meaning - Truncated brick

Fill your space or leave me be
False perspective - symetry
Fall in line take your own place
Move your mirrors change your whole shape

No response and no repeat
Simplify your colour scheme
Change your heart or change your face
Move your target to another place

Challenge gone your just like me
A simple child with simple needs
Form your whole or leave me be
Move your mirrors to another scene

I am not the one who is wearing a disguise
I can hear it in your voice
I can see it in your eyes

So silently you have been usurping me
Somehow overwhelming me so I will believe
I can hear you now murmuring your siren sound
Telling me to run aground so I will believe

And even as I'm laying here
thoughts of you still reapear
Even after all these years
I still believe