Feats of Sleight

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I used to be a magician but I’ve never made you float
I’ve got these rings that can conceal some coins
in pockets in my coat

Speak some words inside your mind and
try to make me hear
and breath real slow in subtle tones
too sparse to interfere

This meeting wasn’t prearranged or part of some design
Close your eyes and concentrate and
meld your thoughts with mine

choose your cards and disregard my
advances in your space
and speak your choice inside my voice
as I read from your face

don’t you try to hide your kind, I see
what she’s found today is false
and she knows
she counters all these falsehoods in her sleep
she dreams and pines her losses

I can’t recall a summer day
just what’s this miracle you’ve found
that she shows
she’s tied this secrets in boxes tight with rope
and keeps the mistakes I’ve made inside

you used to be a person I could
hold within my sight
I’ve gambled all of that away with
pointless feats of sleight

my strings are nearly visible against the sequinned screen
but from your second row perspective
I doubt they will be seen

I can’t impress with gimmicking and
coins behind your ear
my greatest feat of magic was to
make you disappear

these candles won’t remember God
you’ve got to try and hold me now
I can’t remember what I felt so many days in summer
sealed your fate and crossed your eyes in tones
I can’t recall since you had tricked me into losing her
I know, you saw magic in her eyes
and it glows
but to witness this is magic for me
I must apologize for feats of sleight


from Frail, released May 17, 2012



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The Creamier Tones is the recording alias of Hamilton, Ontario-based musician/music producer David Disher. Follow David on twitter: @DavidDisher

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