After yesterday's duo with Bill Wells. another link to Aidan Moffat alongside two other Scottish artists in a beautiful dialogue song between two ex-lovers talking about past and present. This song is the first form Moffat and Hubbert's recently released album Here Lies The Body. The beauty here comes not only with the mixture of the voices of Moffat and Wilson, but the finger-tapping technique of Hubbert, giving this wistful but edgy folk piece an undercurrent Spanish rhythm, helping heighten the simmering remembered and possibly revisited passion between the two narrators.
We knew we'd never last,
We coujdn't even start.
Just the odd top secret text,
And the crack across the heart.
And then you're gone.
But cracks like that don't heal, they hide away.
And now it takes so long
To even look alright.
To hide the wear and tear
Is a daily dirty fight.
I think you've won.
But nothing could conceal what you or I say.
You're just another man.
You're just another wife.
All we need just for tonight
Is to live another life.
And then I'm gone.
But lives like that don't die – they haunt and fray.
So keep your fingers to yourself
Keep your cloak-and-dagger looks.
Now you can go back to your boys.
And you can go back to your books.
It's almost dawn,
So now it's time to stop the act and stay.
Don't let the morning throw away
What the nightmare stows off.
The sun will always have his say,
But the night-time know us.
So trust the moon to do you right,
She can groom and guide you,
So let the stars be bold and bright,
Till I awake beside you.
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