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Lisa’s popup book

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OK, still listening to Lisa Hannigan (myspace), since I can take lots of melancholy when I want to relax. But I’m posting this because of her beautiful popup book (by Jamie Hannigan and Maeve Clancy).


He went to sea for the day
He wanted to know what to say
when he’s asked what he’d done
in the past to someone
that he loved endlessly…
now she’s gone, and so is he…

i went to war every morning
i lost my way, but now I’m following
what you said in my arms…
what i read in the charms
that i loved durably
now it’s dead and gone, and i am free…

i went to sleep for the daytime
i shut my eyes to the sunshine
turned my head away from the noise
bruise and drip decay of childish toys
that i love arguably
all our labouring gone to seed

we went out to play for the evening
we wanted to hold on to the feeling
and the stretch in the sun
and our breathlessness as we run
to the beach endlessly
as the sun creeps up on the sea…

learning english with songs 🙂 englischernern mit liedern


2 Responses

  1. Beautiful Anne, thank you.
    What a nice way to begin the week – with this beautiful voice, music etc.


  2. Dear Joan, yes, isn’t Lisa Hannigan lovely? She’s from Ireland 🙂 Right now she’s doing a 40-odd stop, sold-out tour of the US, so we’ll probably be hearing a lot about her.
    Have a beautiful day!

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