Liz Durrett

Thursday 02 June, 2011 at 10:20 am

Liz Durrett‘s outstanding vocal ability and the overwhelming sincerity in her music made her a natural for a feature. The Mezzanine (you can check the dictionary later) is pure beauty condensed into two minutes. Cup on the Counter describes her grandfather’s death while incorporating a taped conversation between them that was recorded when she was four years old. Music doesn’t get more personal than that and that’s what art is all about. Beauty is only a click away. Go for it.

The Mezzanine

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Lyrics

In the yard
Small things beat you down
Till you could not leave the house

Take your leverage when you can
Take the beast by the hand

They will always be
In the mezzanine
In the mezzanine

They will always be
In the mezzanine
In the mezzanine

Cup On The Counter

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Lyrics

The cup on the counter leaves a circular stain
The rut from the tire is deep in the clay
The flat of the grass where a body was laid
And the contents of pockets all strewn on a table

Why try to lie to me?
I’m not a child, I know what I’ve seen
Why try to lie to me?
I’m not a child, I know what I’ve seen

The fray of the fabric, the edge of the chair
And the hard to reach places, the things you put there
Ashes on cinders long after the flames
The rain on the road leaves a beautiful haze

Why try to lie to me?
I’m not a child, I know what I’ve seen
Why try to lie to me?
I’m not a child, I know what I’ve seen.

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