Men Improve With The Years

from Whorls by Enda Reilly

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This track features my 30Eu charity shop classical guitar which I've grown to love. I recorded the deep vocal with the guitar and added the others on top cause i felt it needed something else. There's a mix of sadness of growing old and becoming part of the world through what you do and that there is some sort of solace to be had nonetheless. I'm really not sure what most of these are about but there's something in them for me anyways.

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MEN IMPROVE WITH THE YEARS
I am worn out with dreams;
A weather-worn, marble triton
Among the streams;
And all day long I look
Upon this lady's beauty
As though I had found in a book
A pictured beauty,
Pleased to have filled the eyes
Or the discerning ears,
Delighted to be but wise,
For men improve with the years;
And yet, and yet,
Is this my dream, or the truth?
O would that we had met
When I had my burning youth!
But I grow old among dreams,
A weather-worn, marble triton
Among the streams.

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from Whorls, released December 21, 2015

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Enda Reilly Plymouth, Michigan

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist drawing influences from the likes of Christy Moore, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Dick Gaughan.
Rooted in the past with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song.
Original songs in Irish and English, WB Yeats' poetry and collaborations.
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