8 Measures (Losing it Gracefully)

from by Diana May Clark

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Clark wrote this song after completing FebFast (no alcohol for a month) this detox ballad popped out in just one or two writing sessions. "I’m with Monroe on a downhill incline blow-out"...


I can’t take another drought
This dry spell has strung me out
Just one to debrief the day
Three or four, push away the pain
When six strikes, I’d better slow
Eight measures writing off tomorrow

Losing it gracefully

Losing it
Just like quitting cigarettes

Waking up in cold turkey sweats

One more whiff of freedoms cloud 
I stretch the rolling ritual

Up the filter into full strength 

Wide awake in a tarry dream of innocence

Losing it gracefully
Losing it

I’m with Monroe on a downhill incline blow-out

Unstitched at the seams and need my costume let out

This figure eight gait on platform heels is sliding in the cracks
And I’m unwrapping spectacularly

Losing it gracefully

I’m with Monroe on a downhill incline blow-out

Unstitched at the seams and need my costume let out

Just yesterday was chicken broth and lemongrass tea
Now I’m unraveling here quietly

Losing it gracefully
Losing it


from The Other Side of the Girl, released November 15, 2014
Diana May Clark - voice and nord keyboard
Doug de Vries - guitar
Al Kerr - drums
Other sounds - Brad Jones

Engineered by Dave McCluney at Atlantis Sound, Melbourne
Mixed by Brad Jones at MindSpring & Alex the Great, Nashville
Masterd by Jim DeMain at Yes Master, Nasville Tennessee



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Diana May Clark Melbourne, Australia

Aussie singer/songwriter and Brazilian song interpreter Diana May Clark's new Album 'The Other Side of the Girl' sparkles with film-noir-ripe vocals, cool riff guitar & kicking grooves…DMC's sunny set makes you wanna move!

“An amazing sounding record...every song is an event! Musically, lyrically and rhythmically brilliant and topped off with a voice of sheer delight to the ear.” Charles Jenkins
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