Perfectly Aligned

by Muddy Ruckus

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Perfectly Aligned
by Muddy Ruckus
© 2019 Muddy Ruckus. All rights reserved.


The light is gone
Stripped away from my arms
What have we done
With these final days

My son, you belong
With the wild wind song
Her voice is patient
And a righteous helping hand

It was long before I met you
Buried deep beneath the sea
Let the passion of your mirth
sculpt my wings

These nerves broken down
In the innocence of failure
Because the universe
Wont let these chords sustain

My babe you belong
With the wild forgotten songs
Her voice is calling
You’ll remember all your days

It’s only for a while
Though forever in a night
Of severed ties
Perfectly aligned

As ancient as the sun
my understanding left undone
These severed ties
Are perfectly aligned

Severed ties
perfectly align.



released July 19, 2019
Muddy Ruckus
Ryan Flaherty, vocals/Guitar
Erika Stahl, vocals/drums
Featured guest Thomas Duksta on Mandolin.
Lyrics & music written and performed by Muddy Ruckus.
Recorded, mixed & produced by Ray Gennari at Rocktorium Records,
W Kingston, RI.
Cover photo by Jasmine Inglesmith.


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Muddy Ruckus Portland, Maine

Muddy Ruckus is an alternative rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl of Portland, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. This stripped-down power-duo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound. ... more


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