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from Muscles EP by Dudley Benson



I know you feel like an old man
Weakened by the hand unseen
Its grip is tight around your throat
You cannot breathe, you cannot scream
But there is a grace when you're on your knees
You call his name
And save your life

Speak to him, ask him how to use your muscles
It's easy, you will gain the power you're missing
To save your life

You did nothing wrong
And you don't deserve this
I can't comfort you
Other than to say:
I know sometimes you feel like nothing more than a link in a chain
Rusted to a tanker lost out of harbour
Steered by a madness you don't understand
I know that you think you're done
And they've won
This is when you honour the seed sown into you by your mother
And deliver the blow
The crown was made to fit your head

Trust me...

Speak to him, ask him how to use your muscles
It's easy, you will gain the power
To save your life
Amazing, how you've learnt to flex those muscles
Get ready to be all you are
And save your life


from Muscles EP, track released June 25, 2015
Written, performed & produced by Dudley. Strings: Violins - Charmian Keay, Caitlyn Westbrooke; Viola - Julie Park; Cello - Sarah Spence. Vocal recorded by Leyton Glen at Albany St Studios, Dunedin. Strings recorded by Andre Upston at Radio New Zealand, Auckland. Mixed by Dudley at Albany St Studios. Mastered by Nick Roughan. Contains a sample of 'Kiwi' from Forest: Songs by Hirini Melbourne (GRR006).


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I'm a queer independent artist based in Dunedin, New Zealand. I make music about nature and nationhood. Thanks for listening!

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