The Undertow

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The pressure was so heavy then
The light turned from blue to green
I’m sorry for what I didn’t do
And I’m sorry for saying the things I didn’t mean

The wind blows and then it’s gone
And you and I are just the same
Too hard to see the other side
Too easy to find someone else to blame

The things we do to one another
The undertow will pull us under
I’m up to my neck in the anger that we tread

The things we said to each other
A false regret will put asunder
I’m up to my neck in a life of fear and dread

The light can live without you here now
The blackness goes from sky to ground
Strange birds fly all around
But we’ll be all right if we can just hold on

You can question my indecision
And I’ll never understand your ways
Fight this fight again and again
And still find that neither of us will be moved today


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



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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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