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The dream of you hangs like a scared caught fish
The hook is through but the heart is prone to wish
All night my head sinks.

I have given my best: a solid seven out of ten
But when you cast the net, I am a carp among men
And I'll swim upstream
I'll swim upstream.

My eyes don't close at night
There’s a flashing light beneath the surface
Time just melts like ice
While the windows yawn behind the curtains
The tide begins to rise
I feel the weight lift from me
But it just makes me nervous
It just makes me nervous.

You put the song of the sea in my head
And I drift for miles but never reach my bed
All night my head swims.

I never rest, I move continuously
And repeat these same mistakes habitually
And I'll forgo sleep
I'll forgo sleep.


from Silver Cords, released November 23, 2018
Written by Peter Kelly

Vocal, guitar, ukulele - Peter Kelly

Pump organ - Stuart MacLeod


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Beerjacket Glasgow

Beerjacket is Scottish singer/songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has opened for The National, St Vincent, Kristin Hersh & Frightened Rabbit.

In 2018, Scottish Fiction released album/book of songs & short stories, Silver Cords, leading to an appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival, a sold-out show with Cairn String Quartet at Celtic Connections, & radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music and KEXP.
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