Why We All Drink Wine

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This song is about death, and about this question: If no one ever died, would we spend as much time as we do thinking about the reasons why we live in the first place? Is the fact that our time on earth is so limited the sole reason why we try to attach so much meaning to life?

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Don’t you think it’s funny that since the beginning of time
Everyday man has had to get out of bed
Yet what should be the most routine part of your life
Everyday has me longing for the end

Time’s made up of loosely related
Routines and dreams which quickly fade in
An age which raises questions like never before

With no sickness and no war
I’d probably be bored

Upon musing on the nature of the passage of our lives
I wondered if we knew we’d live forever would we still have reason to cry
It’s the hour of need when most people are forced to come alive
You feel left behind
Trapped inside your own mind
It’s why we all drink wine

Stop at every blind bend to be told proceed with care
Fate can sometimes catch you unaware
Sometimes I think of taking a precautionary route
For the foreseeable future refrain from going out

Feeling blue in spite of the room
Kind of missing the warmth of the womb where
I wouldn’t have to watch my best friends trip and fall

‘Cause we all know what’s in store

Upon musing on the nature of the passage of our lives
I wondered if we knew we’d live forever would we still have reason to cry
It’s the hour of need when most people are forced to come alive
You feel left behind
Trapped inside your own mind
It’s why we all drink wine

Far too late to realise
I lost the will to criticise
Subject to the prying eyes
Making light of your demise

Upon musing on the nature of the passage of our lives
I wondered if we knew we’d live forever would we still have reason to cry?
It’s the hour of need when most people are forced to come alive
You feel left behind
Trapped inside your own mind
It’s why we all drink wine
And it’s how we all get by

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from Why We All Drink Wine, released February 27, 2016
Lyrics by Mark Darvill
Music by The Red Cliff

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The Red Cliff Taipei, Taiwan

The Red Cliff is a folk/rock Anglo-American trio currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. Singers/songwriters/guitarists Mark Darvill and Caleb Cole met in the cruel harsh winter of 2009, and in 2014 recruited the drumming services of Moshe Foster. The result is an at times melodic, at times frenetic blend of folk and rock. ... more

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