Reclamation

by A Clearing

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1.
04:01
Shoulda known it was gonna go like this when work slowed to a crawl I got this sinking feeling I’m headed for a fall Sent me home, now I gotta pack my shit Got paid nothing at all I got this sinking feeling I’m headed for a fall You can only defy gravity so long before you finally realise that something’s wrong We’re coasting and gliding and floating and riding I’m wasting my time, wasting my time Always thought that I could handle anything Built to weather all But doors slam everywhere I turn Waiting in the hall Everybody knows, but we never read the writing on the wall till we get that sinking feeling we’re headed for a fall You can only defy gravity so long before you finally realise that something’s wrong We’re coasting and gliding and floating and riding I’m wasting my time, wasting my time Try to see it all When I’m in freefall You can only defy gravity so long before you finally realise that something’s wrong We’re coasting and gliding and floating and riding I’m wasting my time, wasting my time Try to proceed but you can’t see for so long before you finally realise that something’s gone We’re coasting and gliding and floating and riding I’m wasting my time, wasting my time Try to see it all...
2.
05:45
I don't buy this storyline I can't watch these threads align I’ve seen the way they manipulate The circumstances to change our rate It’s never enough to fill their empty hole They'll keep on squeezing I’m a lump of coal I can see the warning signs So I'm stepping out of line I can’t sit around here and wait to see Indentured servitude in store for me I’m opting out of this economy Won’t help them manufacture scarcity I'm lacing up because it's time to go Taking the streets we're going to let them know We haven't been fooled by their petty games We're marching together gonna stake our claims And you know we don't mind getting busted But I hope the police can be trusted I’ll stand and I’ll try To remind them that I Can take back what is mine Now I hope that we ain't getting busted Cause I know the police can't be trusted I will stand and I'll try I won't quickly die If we ain’t getting by
3.
Last night it was on your screen Tonight outside your window You can bury your head but some things just won't leave you alone It'll dig you out, kick you down Leave you in a broken heap When this world is closing in on you There are some things that you can't keep I said it's time to make your plans and you said I'm happy where I am And then you said I don't wanna have my life interrupted Don't like this horrifying future you've concocted I'm not buying this lifestyle you've adopted And I'd rather not discuss these consequential matters with you anymore Now I roll my eyes at the mention of beachfront property cause who knows in fifteen years exactly where the beach will be? And I occasionally feel relief when i wake up in the night having escaped an awful fate but yeah I bet you sleep alright You asked me why everything is always worse than it seems as if there is some way I can help having apocalyptic dreams And then you said I don't wanna have my life interrupted Don't like this horrifying future you've concocted I'm not buying this lifestyle you've adopted And I'd rather not discuss these consequential matters with you anymore No no no I just don't wanna hear it anymore, no no And then you said I don't wanna have my life interrupted Don't like this horrifying future you've concocted I'm not buying this lifestyle you've adopted And I'd rather not discuss these consequential matters with you anymore No no no no no no
4.
02:38
I don't know how I do this anymore Arthritic joints are aching My paws slippin’ on the floor But my hungry eyes fall onto yours And I can breathe ok I appreciate your taking in a stray And nowadays my life's been slowing down No longer run too fast, I can't be walking across town But you're my people and I'll follow, So take me where you may I know you'd never lead me astray Through all the times I wandered Without a happy home And all the nights I huddled fast asleep I slowly made my way to you; we'll never be alone Hold fast to you as close as I can keep I know you're hiding pills in all that cheese And it's nice the way you stretch my legs so I can walk with ease And you slide a jumper on me just to keep the chill at bay So I don't have to feel like a stray Through all the times I wandered Without a happy home And all the nights I huddled fast asleep I slowly made my way to you; we'll never be alone Hold fast to you as close as I can keep I worry when you have to leave my friend And my old tail still wags so hard when you've returned again And we still share a moment’s peace when everything's ok I hope your travels never leave you astray Through all the times I wandered Without a happy home And all the nights I huddled fast asleep I slowly made my way to you; we'll never be alone Hold fast to you as close as I can keep Hold fast to you as close as I can keep Hold fast to you as close as I can keep
5.
Alone in a crowd with not much to say I'm not sure I fit in here anyway Everyone else here seems to be ok. I'm ready to talk but I've too much to say And no one wants to hear it all anyway So I'm saving it here for now, today I wrote it down so I would feel better but I don't think I can send this letter I don't think I can deal with the fallout I need some time so I can relax Some decent sleep and this all may pass It's safer to just be alone, without Taking my time Minding my own Could be forgiven if I could be known but that is more than I can let be shown Keeping it here Bottled inside To share it now after all I've denied would just be a selfish act of pride. I wrote it down so I would feel better but I don't think I can send this letter I don't think I can deal with the fallout I need some time so I can relax A decent sleep and this all may pass It's safer to just be alone, without
6.
This is all that I can offer you Everything I have I hope it's good enough I will try my best to comfort you do my best to help you know it's safe It's just us Every time we take a step away we're closer cause I feel the distance weigh on my composure This is all that I can offer you Try my best to help between the two of us There are times that I can't continue Things I cannot say without betraying trust Confidences I'm beholden to Relationships I've built and I maintain I must If I slip and give away the information I might never be forgiven the invasion This is all that I can offer you I promise to keep it between the two of us This is all that I can offer you Everything I have I hope it's good enough I will try my best to comfort you do my best to help you know it's safe It's just us Every time we reconvene a revelation and a chance to continue our conversation This is all that I can offer you Try my best to help between the two of us
7.
04:28
If you take this away I'll have nothing left nothing left to lose Consumed by desperation My focus will settle on you I have been through things you cannot conceive Been subjected to thing you would not believe If you take this away I'll have nothing left nothing left to prove Completely vindicated My focus will settle on you I have been through things you cannot conceive Been subjected to thing you would not believe
8.
Have you ever seen a perfect sunrise? One that begins your life anew? You wouldn't have to wake up for that sunrise You'd wait up the whole night through Between the contemplation the daybreak reflection I see my life in a new way I'm contented and I am grateful to begin another day Have you ever partied through to sunrise And seen the revelry give way? Friends will laugh out loud As sunlight paints the clouds and neighbors slowly make their way The drunken laughter fades and after awhile the party cedes to day It’s dissipated but we’ve celebrated Wasting time but not in vain Have you ever seen a perfect sunrise? One that begins your life anew? You wouldn't have to wake up for that sunrise You'd wait up the whole night through You'd wait up the whole night through

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The new album, written and performed by Matt Saunders.

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released May 4, 2017

All songs written and performed by Matt Saunders

Recorded, mixed and mastered at home by Matt Saunders

Artwork and packaging by Matt Saunders and Emily Bryson

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