16/04/2018

'Wells Tower Song'



On literature and music....


Wells Tower (born April 14, 1973) is an American writer of short stories and non-fiction. In 2009 he published his first short story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) to much critical acclaim. His short fiction has also been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Vice, Harper's Magazine, A Public Space, Fence and other periodicals.


More on the Guardian:


Books to give you hope: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

In a time of bitter divisions, these inventive depictions of some very different struggles remind us of our common humanity – and the rude health of short fiction

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And the song... What a wonderful homage. So much beauty. I love this track.



Ciaran Lavery - 'Wells Tower Song'








And with that the season draws a close My lips are stained with fair-thee-wells and alcohol I know you closer than your name

Are we bound by luck? Or the summer rain? I'll never know Lassoed around the heart again Let me go Let me go Locked out of the apartment Taking pictures in the snow Ooh, everything ravaged Ooh, everything burned Ooh, everything is damaged Oh, everything earned Someone turn up the radio They're playing my song They're playing my song Remember nights out there in the saddle It's like the sky collapsed And it's exposed our every scar Pulling hard on the reins again Let me go Let me go Locked out of the apartment You're just a figment in the snow Ooh, everything ravaged Ooh, everything burned Ooh, everything is damaged Oh, everything earned Ooh, everything ravaged Ooh, everything burned Ooh, everything is damaged Oh, everything earned Tell it to me now

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"The award-winning singer-songwriter from Aghagallon in County Antrim, Ireland may be decorated at home by the Northern Ireland Music Prize (for his 2016 album 'Let Bad In') and might have totted up over 80 million streams on Spotify during his five year solo career, but it's the unrivalled knack he has for a poetic heart-stopping lyric that's set to earn him wider recognition as a treasured singer-songwriter."

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