Come What May

by Clutching At Straws

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    Ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to release our mini-album 'Come What May', now available for you to listen to and buy.

    Come What May has inspired and challenged us to mine deep into ourselves and ask ourselves who we really are and how we want to live; we hope it'll have a similar effect on you... as well as get you dancing!

    Our mini-album is our first ever disc. It comes in an eco-friendly digifile.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Come What May via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released December 16, 2013

All songs written, arranged & performed by Clutching At Straws:
James Baskett, Jake Mahal, Thomas Simm & James Wheeler

Track 3 Banjo arrangement by Dan Walsh (www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk)

Artwork by Clutching At Straws, Amy & Lucy Jennett & Hedayetullah A Solenkhi

Produced, Engineered & Mixed by James Wheeler (Straws Music)
Mastered by Dave Stephenson

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Clutching At Straws is a diverse alternative folk quartet. They portray their unique style through lyrics that range from sharp and witty to bold and expressive, accompanied by powerful and relevant music.

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Track Name: Come What May
It cracked my mind, it broke my heart
Though it blew me away at the start
It crushed my soul, tore me apart
But now my real life can start

It stole my time, consumed my health
It hurt me and, oh Lord, I blamed myself
For the way it was, I gave fault my own
But now I’ve learnt to say no

So come what may, to overthrow
The loves I’ve had for the Love I’ll know
Though chances thrown, lost to the sea
There is a peace deep within me

Can you reach into the past
And change the things that have come to pass
Oh no thats too much, too much to ask
An implausible, impossible task

So come what may, to overthrow
The loves I’ve had for the Love I’ll know
Though chances thrown, lost to the sea
There is a peace deep within me

So come what may, to overthrow
The life I’ve had for the life I’ll know
The life I’ll know
The life I’ll know
The life I’ll know
Track Name: Forged Tales
Hello
I might be late
To show up
to accept my fate

Where are we now
You said it's gone
But I know
It's just begun

And I won't know when things are fine
When you keep forging these tales all the time
There's nowhere I can feel alright
I understand now, these crimes aren't mine

So,
Where to from here
Now you've left
No time for tears

Its my turn
To forgive
But this burden
Has the weight of years

When I said that I was lost
You replied with eyes glossed.
I know you think it's all a lie
It's not something you tried to hide

And I won't know when things are fine
When you keep forging these tales all the time
There's nowhere I can feel alright
I understand now, these crimes aren't mine
Oh these crimes aren't mine
No these crimes aren't mine
Oh these crimes aren't mine

And I won't know when things are fine
When you keep forging these tales all the time
There's nowhere I can feel alright
I understand now, these crimes aren't mine
Oh these crimes aren't mine
No these crimes aren't mine
Oh these crimes aren't mine
No these crimes aren't mine
Oh these crimes aren't mine
Track Name: Look At You Now (ft. Dan Walsh)
You don't say what you mean 
You don't mean what you say
You have to watch your words are right
So you don't give yourself away
For what you are
For what you are
You choose to speak in riddles
You often speak in rhyme
And if you trip upon your rhetoric 
You may end up doing time 
For what you are
For what you are

Look what you are
How do you sleep at night
Look what you are
Can't tell what's wrong from right
Look what you are
How do you sleep at night 
Look what you are

Where did you dream of long ago
When you set out upon this road
Was this really your enterprise
These lies, mistruths and compromise
Now corruption beckons you
To make an extra bob or two
Expenses scandals, dodgy cheques
You tied the noose around your neck

Look at you now
Where did it all go wrong
Look at you now
You started off so strong
Look at you now 
Where did it all go wrong
Look at you now

You sought to make the poor your plight
But somehow you gave up the fight
When an easy answer passed you by
You found it easier to lie
And idealising idle eyes
Contributors to your demise
It's sad to think it's all because
You clung to power and not to love 

Look at you now
Where did it all go wrong
Look at you now
You started off so strong
Look at you now 
Where did it all go wrong
Look at you now

One step forward, a step off track
Another step forward and two steps back
Oh what do you stand for now

What do you stand for now
Track Name: The Price You Paid
You were young, the days were old
You dreamed you could change the world
All for free
But it wasn't that easy

A compromise to your surprise
Clouded your eyes
And you could hardly see
That it wasn't that easy

I admire your good intentions but I fear
That you lost them along the way

A backhand deal just to seal
Your place among the peers
And aristocracy

If you could only see

The backhand deal's your achilles heel
The price you had to pay
But what to be
That you could hardly see

The party line you had to sign
Pretending that it's fine
And good for you and me

Did you disagree?

All this time you can't rewind
Since you're resigned
To power and not morality

Do you disagree?

I admire your good intentions but I fear
That you lost them along the way

And I admire the intentions you held dear
But they were the price you had to pay

In days of youth you were so bold

Determined you would break the mould

Determined you would stick the course

But now with no hint of remorse


You hint at things which hide deceit

Errors you'll no doubt repeat

And promises are only lies

Which jaded smiles can't, which jaded smiles can't disguise


They paid your price you sacrificed
Ideals of black and white for shades of grey

And hopes and dreams of better ways
Will never ever see the light of day

With so much to lose, why did you choose
To raise your voice only to shy away

A lonesome voice is better,
Better than a naysayer afraid of saying nay
Track Name: Love Lost Sold
Living life in circles, growing old
Making money, love, lost, sold
Doing everything that we're told
Making money, love, lost, sold

Looking around me oh what do I see
People unhappy and longing to be
Making a living, they’re living a lie
Trying to make ends meet, to simple get by

They're working the day and they're working the night
In unearthly hours they keep up the fight
Making a living, they’re living a lie
Trying to make ends meet, to simple get by

Is this what we live for?
Yes, is this what we want?
Is this what we'll stand for?
Forever in front
Wasting our lives
On the old factory floor
Trying to make money then trying,
Trying to make more

Making money and getting paid
But the money makes you its slave
And you know how we all behave
When the more we have yes the more we crave

This is not what I live for
This is not what I want
This is not what I'll stand for
Forever in front
I won't be wasting my life
On the old factory floor
Trying to make money then trying,
Trying to make more

There's one way, therein
The truth of it all
There's one way, therein
The life of the world
There's one way, therein
The truth of it all
There's one way, therein
The life of the world

Yes, this is what I live for
Yes this is what I want
This is what I stand for
Forever in front
This is what I hope for
At the end of the day
That there will be one truth
One hope and one way
Track Name: Through Your Eyes
It's a different world through different eyes
And what shocks you most is a nice surprise
It's a welcome home, it's a change from the lies
And I can't hear those distant cries

I'm half full when your half empty
I see the beauty when you see the price
I read the good news and you read the bad
Nothing ruins my paradise

And I'll never wander, I'll never roam
I'll never have to walk alone
It's a different place, in a different time
I'll win this race I'll make it mine

Every question has two sides
In every answer the truth hides
And every step has risk involved
Every place has a tale untold

And I'll never wander, I'll never roam
I'll never have to walk alone
It's a different place, in a different time
I'll win this race I'll make it mine

And I don't see the word through your eyes
'Cause I'm, I'm not held back by your "whys"
And you, you're the one who never tries
And you, oh yeah you, you will always wait and see

And I'll never wander, I'll never roam
I'll never have to walk alone
It's a different place, in a different time
I'll win this race I'll make it mine

It's a different world through different eyes
And I can't tell, if my eyes lie