runabay Wish ‘This Day’ Would Last Forever With New Single

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Another beautiful single from Northern Irish band, runabay, ‘This Day’ is out today.

Sung in their customary guitar-led indie-folk style, yet at the same time highlighting their ongoing development as a band (for comparison check out our article about their ‘June EP’) the song speaks from the point of a view of a man who wants what has been the perfect day to last forever. runabay have seen a great response to their music thus far, with airplay on BBC Radio Ulster, Amazing Radio, and Tom Robinson’s 6 Music show. Additionally the band received nominations this year for the Pure M Awards, ‘Best Irish Single’, and Best EP in 2015′.

The lyrics, independent of the music, read like poetry:

Hope this day lasts forever,
been battling demons and staring through windows,
as the old scars have withered,
you come alive for a moment in time, it’s unbeknownst to you alone,
you say something on your mind about little old nightmares running wild,

Hope this day lasts forever,
I was enchanted I should have conveyed I know,
all the cold storms we weathered, a fleeting defiance a transient moment,
a seconds delay and then,
you say something on your mind about little old nightmares running wild

Hope this day lasts forever,
I’m seeing the bright side, a feeling I’ve changed tides,
and on a crest of a wave we’ll remember, all of the in roads the highs and the steep loads
the barriers in the way,
you say something on your mind about little old nightmares running wild

Watch the beautiful (and so very very sad!) video for ‘This Day’:

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You can find runabay online on Twitter, Facebook,SoundcloudYouTube and their website.

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