The same rain falls on the living and the dead
The same moon falls on different beds
The same light goes out across town
This quiet house makes a dying sound

It’s the down, down, down
(Everyone falls down)
I love you too

Turn the key and make your way
To a different day lived the exact same way
A thousand years to taste the same rain
You dread the thought of going through this again

Well you can’t drink the bitter away
You can’t bleed a cut away
You can’t lead a heart astray
That was not heading that way

The hardest fall and the coldest winter
Scraped up knees and the deepest splinter
All this evil closing from all sides
The darkness in the darkness has arrived


from Every Bitter Thing, released November 18, 2011
Words and Music by Mark Messerly



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Messerly & Ewing Cincinnati, Ohio

When Mark Messerly and Brian Ewing went on hiatus, it wasn’t even official. Cincy band Wussy kept Messerly busy and Ewing had a similar schedule with Catalog Cowboys. But somehow they still found time to do acoustic gigs. In 2009, the pair resolved to celebrate their 15th year together by adding Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian as their backing band and turn up the volume. ... more

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