How Long Have You Waited?

from by The Sleeping Years



You’ve been carrying that word for days,
Weighing it up, drawing breath,
Finding faults in lines, in the space that’s left,
You mouth the sound until it makes no sense.

How long have you waited for someone to find you here?

You wear your fictions out to the end
From false starts to cold trails
And leave your letters to speak of you now
Through characters, through hooks and tails.

How long have you waited for a love to track you down?

How long have you waited for someone to find you here?
How long have you been this way,
Waiting for someone to work you out?


from You And Me Against The World EP, released May 31, 2013


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The Sleeping Years is the solo project for Dale Grundle, formerly of the Catchers.
‘We’re becoming Islands One by One’, showcases Dale’s exquisitely crafted, highly personal songs, influenced by the language and culture of Northern Ireland.

Guardian: ‘his voice breaks exquisitely between hope and despair in songs that the acoustic guitar was invented for’
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