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Eating The Darkness

from The World I Am Livings In by Frances Livings

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In the song “Eating The Darkness”, the lyrics have the feeling of a very rhythmic, stream of consciousness to them which is almost rap-like. The instrumentation is electric piano, double bass and drums. The music creates a very reflective, theatrical atmosphere complimenting a story that paints a very vivid picture of loneliness.

Frances wrote about the creative process of this song in her blog post: www.franceslivings.com/eating-the-darkness/

lyrics

Eating the Darkness

I turn the key and stare into a
long, dark corridor I see the
furniture - untouched and cold
the emptiness starts to unfold

Dust has settled with no delay
upon my absence, during the day
while everything’s just frozen in its place
from when I left at twenty past eight

I’m always on time, never too late
but what difference does it really make?

And I sit here eating the darkness
and the darkness eats at me
I’m fading into the wallpaper
on the second floor
apartment number two-o-three

This is no chosen solitude
no PMS or a crappy attitude
a cheery bumper sticker,
a slogan of the day
can’t make this loneliness go away

Wandering rooms like in quarantine
I’m starring at the clock,
on elasticated time
brain waves flickering, mercury mind
like a black’n white TV in 1969

Losing my mind, losing my mind?
Just starring at the clock
on elasticated time –

And I sit here eating the darkness
and the darkness eats at me
I am fading into the wallpaper
on the second floor
apartment number two-o-three

Am I just another Eleanor,
my face in a jar, stuck by the door?
my feelings, bits of cargo
on a long conveyor belt
just carried away while I evaporate

Sit here and wait, sit here and wait
But what difference does it really make?

And I sit here eating the darkness
and the darkness eats at me
I am fading into the wallpaper
on the second floor,
apartment number two-o-three
Apartment number two-o-three…

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from The World I Am Livings In, released March 1, 2013
Music and lyrics by Frances Livings

Frances Livings ~ vocal
Jeff Colella ~ electric piano
Trey Henry ~ double bass
Joey Heredia ~ drums

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Frances Livings Los Angeles, California

The London-born artist Frances Livings can be heard on a variety of recordings. Besides music, she has worked as a designer, has earned a PhD in art history and is the founder of the music production company Moontraxx.
Drawing from these different life experiences has made her ability to both craft and tell a story very unique.
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