Reclamation

by A Clearing

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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

Copyright 2017 A Clearing

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Track Name: Freefall
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...
Track Name: Reclamation
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
Track Name: Consequential Matters
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
Track Name: Astray
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
Track Name: Unsent Letter
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
Track Name: All That I Can Offer
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
Track Name: Nothing Left
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
Track Name: Perfect Sunrise
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