“We did a version of it in his living-room one night, where I just couldn’t stop laughing. It was the same when we actually shot it - both cracking up, trying to keep a straight face as I did a little pirouette”

 - Alex Turner talking about the Cornerstone music video

Because certainly
When the words
Out of my mouth

When asked
How are you
Who are you
Where have you been

They sound like flat balloons
And at the tail end
Of any sentence
There’s this wide open meadow

Of Nothing
Me and nothing
Holding on to the sweetness
Of sunflowers

That couldn’t give a shit
One way or the other

Matthew Lippman, closing lines to “So What,” Green Mountains Review (vol. 29, no. 1, 2016)

I am lonely, alone in a box of stone,
They claim to love me but they all lying.
I’ve been lonely, alone in a box of my own,
And this is the place I now belong.
—  “Cornerstone” - Benjamin Clementine