FRiGHTENED RABBiT ~ The Wrestle (R.I.P. Scott Hutchison 1981-2018)
Bone chilling stuff. Taken from their BRILLIANT third album, 'THE WINTER OF MIXED DRINKS' (2010). LISTEN LOUD!
Scott Hutchison - vocals & rhythm guitar. Billy Kennedy - lead guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals. Grant Hutchison - drums, percussion, vocals. Andy Monaghan - additional guitar, keyboards, vocals.
Volker Bertelmann - string arrangement. Insa Schirmer - cello. Sabine Baron - violin. Robert McCrorie - saxophone. Ben Hillman - trumpet. Suzie Bowman - trombone. (Obviously not all in this track, but on the album).
The crumpled ocean is no boat trip,
dark water stole my clothing.
A shape stirs beneath me,
a pulse pounds along bloodstreams,
the first bite marks the beginning of the
clothless wrestle with the clothless animal.
Bare those teeth to me please, man eater
you can see all of me, naked with fear
This is the test I left land for,
to grip flesh and pull muscle in
the vice clinch of the struggle I can't
give in to the weight of
the clothless wrestle with the clothless animal.
My enemy please stay close to me,
I've no breath left, you cold breath thief
The last gasp from a burst lung,
the fight fathers a weak son
the last taste of salt in my mouth
my skin breaks, with no sound
I'm torn limb from limb
there is bone, there is gristle and spit
in the clothless wrestle with the clothless animal.