Polished old coins

from The half​-​life of a gleam by starfish64



Polished old coins

Tired eyes and wavering hands
A quiet room packed with yesterdays
People say that he’s never been
quite much a man of company

He used to live only for one passion
And followed his own trade
Never that much for the sales
But for hunting high and low

He’s been a collector
A man of expertise
Half the world in a treasury
A collection of coins

Polished old coins
Whether copper or gold
Some debased
Some precious and rare

Polished old coins
Whether copper or gold
All covered with scars
The scratches from all time

Some faded photographs
The face of a boy
Some other time
Another life
Still thundering at night
The rumbling of the war

The boy did not come home
A survivor in his stead
Scarred for life and torn inside

Like polished old coins…


from The half​-​life of a gleam, released December 7, 2012


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starfish64 was established in 2006 by German singer-songwriter Dieter Hoffmann. Originally intended to be a vehicle for his solo-work, starfish64 began recording and publishing in the singer-songwriter genre at first. Over the years, however, sound and compositions shifted more and more towards progressive and new art rock. Current Line-up:
D. H.
Henrik Kropp
Dominik Suhl
Martin Pownall
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