Rage Against the Night

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Rage Against The Night (4:10) by Michael Van
one of my personal favorites, inspired from a line by Dylan Thomas,
it seems like a song about getting old, but it is more about persevering in your aims in spite of failure

lyrics

Rage against the night Michael VanArsdale ©2001

I guess you think it’s hard, like having some disease
But it don’t feel much like freedom when you’re down on your knees
And the souls of dead men haunt me and the angels call my name
But the gods of distant longing still hold me to my aim

Rage against the night, still crawling toward the light
But thick as mud the sleep of dead men hold my feet from flight

I guess you think it’s lonely, nobody hears your song
But you’re not the only one working in the dark
The hip hop high heeled hardened hearts
They don’t give you a chance before you start
The jaded teeners with their thornless crowns,
Noses up and minds locked down, dismiss your ageing frown

Rage against the night, still crawling toward the light
But thick as mud the sleep of dead men hold my feet from flight
(Don’t sleep tight, don’t go down into that good night
Thick as mud, thick as mud)

credits

from Dreaming Myself Awake, released September 23, 2013
with Bruce Kaplan on Lead Guitar, Kit Eakle on Fiddle and Sean Caffey on Steel Guitar.

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Michael Van San Francisco, California

Michael Van comes from Georgia and dishes up the twang with a bit of deep introspection, exploring the lines between love and fear, self and no self, and the plain truth of reality. Alan Bond (of Dark Hollow) brings his famous mandolin leads and strong vocal harmony to the mix, while local legend Larry Lawson (from Blue Lizard) holds the bottom. Together they form the Movers. ... more

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