Sleeping Light

by The Clutter

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"Sleeping Light", LP. 2016.
Rock'n'Roll / Progressive / Riff Rock


released April 19, 2016

All music written by The Clutter - Rick DeSutter, Matt Nelson, Jaron Walsh, Jake Johnson, Nathan Gouty. Copyright 2016.
All lyrics by Rick DeSutter.
Rick DeSutter on vocals, guitar, keys, percussion, sound fx.
Matt Nelson on keys.
Jaron Walsh on bass.
Jake Johnson on guitar.
Nathan Gouty on drums.
Produced by Rick DeSutter and Dallas Johnson.
Engineered and Mastered by Dallas Johnson.
Mixed by Steffen Yazvac.
Album cover artwork by Mike DeSutter (@royalscourge).



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The Clutter Lafayette, Indiana

Formed in 2008, The Clutter is an indie/progressive rock band based out of Lafayette, IN. Their mission is to create a unique sound that’s not bound by rules or limitations, but led by the rhythm of life and the challenges it presents. Expressing through words and instrumentation, The Clutter strives to not only entertain, but confront life’s conflicts head on with a message of hope. ... more

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Track Name: Tumbling Down
I hear the sound of my own voice
It's speaking louder than before
First I put my head to the ground
Then I take my earplugs out
Now there's sound
And I'm catching on to things I missed before

Who's coming up behind me

The wall is blown away
And the bricks come tumbling down
There's a cloud of smoke
And beneath the rubble
I see feet moving

I hear the sound of people talking
They're talking about the ways they can get at me
First they push me down to the ground
And I feel a heavy blow hit my chest
And I'm wishing I hadn't left my bed today
Track Name: This Is What I Get
When I wake up in the morning and get out of bed
I've got a million thoughts that are swirling through my head
Like why does everybody around me
Look like they're still sleeping
And I look like I haven't slept for days
I just don't understand

Am I the only one
That ever dreams what life can be
You should try it out sometime
Take a dream and then you'll see
That what you're doing now
Is only part of the plan
Don't you have some fight in your bones
Come on, be a man

Can't you just see that I'm waking up inside
It's taken a while now for the outside to comply
I've worked so hard all my life and this is what I get
I don't get it
Track Name: The Club
You and me, we've never been a part of the club
We don't care what people really think of us
We follow our hearts cause that's just how we love
Staying true to ourselves cause that's good enough

People changing with every slight shift of the wind
I've stayed the same, I'm just growing within
I'm feeling disappointed with all your superficial grins
Not laughing cause it's funny, Cause you wanna fit in

We can sit and talk about everything going on in your life
I don't care about politics, how much you know, or who is right

I'm never looking back at what I've done
I'm looking into the eyes of my son
If we can get past all this fake nonsense
I think that we could be real good friends
Track Name: Sleeping Light
Running as fast as I could possibly go
I was looking for some way out
It was chasing me, it was 8ft 3
And it wanted to punch me out

I said just wake up man
You gotta pinch yourself
You gotta leave all this behind
That was years ago
Was just a little boy
But It's still fresh in my mind

Now I'm coming back

I'm coming back as my older self
Gonna teach you a thing or two
This time I'm not scared
I'm gonna find you
Ah-oo It's been the longest time
Ah-oo since I've had these dreams of mine

I found myself walking through
A land of silver and gold
I spread my things on the lawn
And I watched the light take hold

There was a brilliant flash
Then I was passing by
A street I'd known before
It looked like an empty walkway
In a shopping center store

Now that I'm awake I'm going back again

Cause that's where I wanna be
I was given things I'd never seen for free
Sleeping light, waking up, trying to dream again
I wanted out, but now I'm going back in...someday

I'm coming back as my older self
Gonna take back a thing or two
I'm tracing my steps, I'll find you
Ah-oo It's been the longest time
Ah-oo since I've had these dreams of mine
Track Name: Mad Dog (On The Run)
Can't catch me now
Cause my feet move fast
And I'm out on the run

Can't catch me now
I crossed the state line
And I'm already gone

You ask me where I'm going
I don't know where I've come from
Just gotta get out of this town while I can
I'm a wanted man

Can't catch me now
My horse moves like thunder
And I'm out on the run

Can't catch me now
I'm taking care of business
And I'm already gone

We hide out in the black hills
Far from all the mounted rangers
Gotta wait until this thing blows over

We're out on the run
We trust no one
And I wouldn't trust me
To turn myself in
Cause I'm in too deep
And I'll spend the rest of
My life on the run

Can't stop
Can't stop
We can't stop now

Can't stop
Can't stop
They'll run us down