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The Perfect Circle

from Ten Steps by Max ZT and Dan Whitehouse

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04 PERFECT CIRCLE
Dan: This is based on a poem by Katie Whitehouse (no relation). When I read her poem it felt like a breath of fresh air, pulling the curtains wide in the morning and allowing the light in, and I felt compelled to sing these words.



ORIGINAL POEM:

The perfect circle of the ‘everyday’

arches up, over and around
so light can eternally meet
the join of dark.

The empty glass fills
and empties
with unnerving constancy.

There is a rhythm beyond us,
behind us and far ahead.
A calm conductor
points their baton
poking measure into the corners
of each section of the overture of time,
freeing tiny silver triangles from
 forwards momentum
of hours, minutes and seconds.

I go here to dig beneath the surface,
spending time raking around in those shapes,
aware of the sound of metal on tarmac.

Because this is where the magic lies.

I always know it when I see it.

I soon stand, pockets bursting with stars,
stretching to look up at the sky.

lyrics

4. THE PERFECT CIRCLE
 
The perfect circle of the day marches up and around
 
the calm conductor points their baton and urges us to listen beyond the loud
 
the overture of time
the overture of time
 
dig beneath the surface
I spend time raking up the leaves
hear the hum
hear the hum
 
aware of the sound
where the magic lives and breathes
hear the hum
hear the hum
 
I know it when I see it
my pockets bursting with the stars
hear the hum
hear the hum
 
the perfect circle of the day gently spinning in my heart
hear the hum
hear the hum
 
the overture of time
 
the perfect circle of the day gently spinning in my heart
 

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from Ten Steps, released September 8, 2023

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Dan Whitehouse Birmingham

“Subtle and delicate melodies” The Sunday Times

“Nothing short of beautiful – **** ” RnR Magazine

Singer-guitarist Dan Whitehouse renews, reinvents and reimagines - touching listeners with his observations and moving them with his sensitivity and impeccable songwriting.
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