I Can't Stay

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Those eyes tunnel to a filmstrip and trap.
They twist to burst in lineup.
I melt in your gaze, so soft of a wrath.
My shadow just can’t keep up.

Your face, so glowing, magnetic at first glance.
Such comfort’s such a mystery.
My attention never averted. I’m there only for you.
You wait patiently for me.

The door, the barrier;
The shape bending my time with you.
I can’t stand to see your look as I go.
I can’t stay, but I will return for you.

Your mind’s complexity, I can’t believe.
Contribute evenly the power to retrieve.
Enveloped in thought, or lack thereof.
All others claim the same.

Entangled in a web I know I cannot break.
The strands still lay instead, wrapped tightly ‘round each stake.
The life I elsewhere live is somewhere you can’t be.
If I could take you with you’d always be with me.
You better every morning,
When I see you lying there,
The sun is not what’s warming.
Next to me is your doting stare.

I’ll never forget you (all others claim the same). I’ll never…


from Blind Lunar Novas, released August 27, 2007




Clidesfeld Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clidesfeld is a musical project founded in 2004 by multi-instrumentalist Brandon Sullivan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project grew to host several collaborators spanning genres from downtempo electronic to melodic riff rock. Rooted deeply in a DIY mentality and an insatiable taste for thoughtful expression and experimentation, the project is inherently inconsistent in tone and frequency. ... more

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