Permanent Resident (the demo)

by Max Sharam

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about

A song inspired by the book The Diving Bell and The Butterfly.
Shortlisted in the 2013 APRA|AMCOS Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition - raising over $160,000 in funds for the unique Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity.

lyrics

PERMANENT RESIDENT

In a hollow of time
I lie
like locks of hair on a salon floor

A rebel of anguish I rise
to greet my despair
I wrestle with my restless soul

See that precious gift I gave up
to you (my heart)
Look -
At the shell you have left....

I am chained to my bed
- The outside world goes on - without me

Permanent Resident
- The outside world goes on in my head

I'm no tourist - I'm locked in
in my mind you will always be mine

I invite you to dance with my eyes
(full of folly)
I am willing unable
my heart's on your table

look at my legs they are wheels
wheels that wont wind
How could god be so unkind ?

I am chained to my bed
The outside world goes on without me
Permanent Resident
The outside world goes on in my head
I'm no tourist -
- I’m locked in - in my mind
you will always be mine

credits

released August 11, 2013
Written. produced and performed by Max Sharam/Purple Flower Music Pty. Ltd. Thank you to Nico Mansy and Stephen Griesgraber. Recorded by Daniel Denholm with Virginia Comerford on Viola and Michelle Kelly on Violin.

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