Shot At The Title

from The Hornet's Nest by Curtis McMurtry

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lyrics

come on and see if you think you can be a contender
better give us your best because we won’t accept a surrender
if you’re convinced then put up your fists don’t be idle
let’s see what you got if you want a shot at the title

don’t wait for the world to fall in your hand
fight on your knees till you’re ready to stand
follow your pride but remember the tide
when you’re carving your name in the sand

fall through the cracks then claw your way back to the surface
sharp as a thorn and certain you’re born with a purpose
keep hold of the wheel, ‘cause you know even steel can shatter
don’t be surprised if what you feel inside doesn’t matter

don’t wait for the world to fall in your hand
fight on your knees if you’re too weak to stand
follow your pride but remember the tide
when you’re carving your name in the sand

struggle and strain until all that you gain turns rotten
you can go all the way and there’ll still come a day you’re forgotten
but if you’re not convinced, put up your fists don’t be idle
let’s see what you got if you want a shot at the title

credits

from The Hornet's Nest, released February 24, 2017
Curtis McMurtry- guitar, vocals
Diana Burgess- cello
Taylor Turner- upright bass
Mike Meadows- percussion

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Curtis McMurtry Austin, Texas

Curtis McMurtry writes apocalyptic indie folk about the selfish and the cowardly. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Tom Waits, Curtis' music combines sinister lyrics with sophisticated orchestrations. He specializes in sad songs and mean songs, and considers his catalogue to be "music for people that like to read." ... more

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