from by Rhyn

supported by
  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £0.80 GBP  or more

    You own this


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A CD copy of Absence in a four-panel full-colour digipak

    Includes unlimited streaming of Absence via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      £5.99 GBP or more 

    You own this  



We strive to live our lives with some objective
We try not to die in vain
But I can’t buy into your new perspective
This nihilistic view is driving you insane
I’ll never be just one of the collective
So disconnected from the hive
You’ll never free yourself from retrospect if
You’re the insect crushed along the drive

Hold me when my hands get colder
Tell me it’s going to be alright
Notice me, savour every word of this
My elegy

If every recent word’s already spoken
For what reason do you speak?
Our reveries unheard lie dead and broken
Now we’re woken (do you feel unique?)
I won’t ever see the bigger picture
It never fits inside my frame of mind
But I will sever free from every stricture
Leave clever writs beside my name behind

Hold me high upon your shoulders
Slowly lead me to the light
Know me, treasure every word of this
My elegy

Hold me when the fire smoulders
Show me we can reignite
Oh, believe, there’s more to me you've yet to see
My elegy

May every man have something
Great to say saved for the day he dies
May every plan we made that
Went our way replay before our eyes
We’re more than the clay that made us
So before we fade away to dust
Before we say our last goodbyes

Just hold me
We’re still getting older
Only our eyes will burn as bright
Promise me they’ll shout requiems about
My elegy

Guarantee this will be the death of me
My elegy


from Absence, released February 19, 2016
Song and lyrics by Chris Black
Music by Rhyn


all rights reserved



Rhyn London, UK

Rhyn are an alternative rock band based in London and High Wycombe: Chris (vocals/keys), Guy (guitar/vocals), Dan (bass), Rhys (drums)

contact / help

Contact Rhyn

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code