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Pale illuminations powering up,
Moonlight losing out to rays.
The slow adjustments stepping through the house
Come to rest when I wake.

All the words that still hang between these walls;
The illusions, the sighing, the tears,
And the making up and the words we forgot
Echo untroubled when I am far from here.

The sound of my heart’s booming through the room.
All the life we lent to this space –
The slump of bed, the scoring on the floor,
The bolts and shutters now in place.


from Clocks and Clones 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.

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