Is This My Life?

by Illiteratty



For those who have discovered themselves conscious after trauma


After a thousand years
I opened my eyes to discover
That there were people in the room

All of them looking down at me
Their faces all masks of concern

Saying “can you hear me?
Can you see my finger?
Can you talk to me?
Can you move your hand?”

And I thought, oh,
Is this my life?
Wasn’t I someone else
Just a short time ago?
I must have been sleeping
I must have returned from somewhere
Is this my hand?
Is this my life?


released January 5, 2015
recorded at Monarch sound and Simon Kendall studio, 2014


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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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