Walk Slowly, Speak Softly

by The Clutter

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This is The Clutter's debut album, EP. 2011.
The Clutter is Rick DeSutter's latest project focused on live performance and musician collaboration. Indie Rock / Progressive.


released February 22, 2011

All music written by Rick DeSutter - Copyright 2011.
In collaboration with Brad Kerns, Bobby Giles,
Ethan Allen, Craig Meinhart, Phillip Morgan,
and Leonard Koyiet.
Brad Kerns on drums / Bobby Giles featured on guitar.
Music recorded and produced by Rick DeSutter.
Drums recorded by Jordan Banks.
Mixing by Dallas Johnson.
Mastering by Jason Martin.
Album cover design by Mike DeSutter.



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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: Words Of Affirmation
In the garden of my heart
I wait so patiently
For words unheard to validate
My hopes and all my dreams

Now I’m here
Lying awake
Making a plan
To make something great

I know what I believe in
And I’m trying to believe it
But I need some support
Some help along the way

I need your support
Some help along the way
I need good report
To get me through the day

Cause I’m running and I am tired
What I could say, you already know
And I can’t stop thinking about
All the places that I would go

Cause my life has been a quest for direction
To find approval in what I do
I do it for myself and I try to do it for you

It’s all I do
It’s all I do
Track Name: Creatures
This valley is so deep
I can’t see the sun
Creatures are watching
A day’s work has begun

How can this be the end
I thought it would never end
But so with this death
Your new life begins

I turned page after page
Reading every line
Till I was done with the chapter
I’ll read it again sometime

I thought that book would be there
For my entire life
Turns out that I was wrong
It’s gone; It’s out of sight

My friend is gone
Loved ones must move on
My friend; He’s gone
Our lives; Our souls must be strong
Sometimes life comes like a storm
And when it ends we pick ourselves up off the floor

My friend’s been gone for sometime
And I’ve found ways to move on
I’m not just looking to the end
(I go back to where life began)

My friend’s been gone for sometime
And I’ve found ways to move on
I’m not just looking to the end

If you’ve been gone for sometime
Ignored the truth and decided to move on
You should go back to where life began
It’s in his hands
Track Name: Walk Slowly, Speak Softly
What speed should I go
Should I walk real slow
Or move ahead and later
catch my breath

Should I grab ahold
Or let it all pass by
Let them all pass by
Let them all pass by
Without blinking an eye

Which path should I take
Is this a big mistake
To move side to side
When you can just go straight

Should I fall in line
Or step aside this time
This time
This time
It’s gotta be right

We should all be safe
But never
Completely dysfunctional

To not only breathe
But to take deep breaths

I want to walk slowly
Speak softly
I don’t need to be right at all
Just content in my mind

My mind is a script playing out in my head
The lines keep changing as a new scene begins

I’d like to see you manage frustration like I do
I wouldn’t touch it if I were you

My temperament has changed from years that have gone by
I say it’s time for a change, it’s time to come alive
Track Name: Sailor Beware
Ships been sailing for a long, long time
Ships been sailing for a long, long time
Through storms that would wake the night
Till day would come out alive

Red guns pushed out the side
Sparks flying let you know they’re alive
Guns loaded and we’re ready to fire
Too bad nobody’s around

So let’s go get them
Let’s go get them now

We will fight to the death
Or until we get swept into the sky
Our hearts; They will combine
We will sever the enemy’s design

Ships been sailing
Ships been sailing
Ships been sailing
For a long time
Track Name: Time Is Slowly Speeding Up
My life is like a balancing act
As I move forward I lean back

One step ahead and then two steps back
I’m getting ahead or it’s just that
My plate is full and I’ve touched one side
But I’m getting more and there’s no time

I’m climbing a rigid mountain
And I could use a hand
Footholds are falling down
I think it’s made of sand

Stand still; Take in
This time we live in
Stand still; Take in
This time we live in

Our lives; A fragile thing
The accomplishments and joy you bring
Our lives; A fragile state
The accomplishments can slip away

Cause time waits for no one
Time waits for no one
Just look at the setting sun
Your time has come

My life is a balancing act
I’ll move forward as I lean back