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On the Ropes explores vocal harmony and and string arrangement. We usually open our performances with this song because it sets the energy for the rest of the set. We all hope you enjoy this track!
And I'll find it oh, yes I will. I'll find over the very next hill. I'll fight until there's no air to breath. Until I have no more blood to bleed.
I am a visitor, I am unnatural. Not a fixed figure of the scenery. A wilted red rose in the greenery.
I am uncomfortable, I've been so gullible. Not a big pill for me to swallow. Give a good tap and you'll see I'm hollow, here.
The words that I wrote are the ones I've never spoke. Not exactly my strongest suit, conveying the message I have for you.
I have sometimes thought of a place where the pen is lost and all there is is what you hear. I wish so bad to bring you here.
But I'll find it oh, yes I will. I'll find it over the very next hill. I'll fight till there's no more air to breath. Until I have no more blood to bleed. I can feel it now, its so close. Even though I am on the ropes. But I'll fight till there's no more air to breath, until I have no more blood to bleed.
I am a veteran, though I am wavering. The bright golden rays illuminate the soft smooth curves of your face.
I am a wanderer, stranded upon this earth. Looking for a chance at a warm safe place. One that is stable and unwilling to fade.
released October 17, 2014
Lyrics - Mitch Benson
Arrangement - Clay
Recording - Damian David
Clay is a Lincoln, Nebraska based acoustic trio. The band has been playing Lincoln and Kansas City, MO since 2012. Members include: Kelly Clay - Vocals, Violin Mitch Benson - Vocals, Guitar Ian Wright - Vocals, Bass