The Cliff

by Katie Benoit

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This was one of my demos from my 2008 unreleased album "Raiding the 21st Century." I re-cut the vocals in April 2017 as my older voice sounds a lot more steady than the original.

Lyrically, it's about realizing that it's a wonder that you're still here having gone through so much. I've had that sense within my own life. It's also a mental image utilizing the sounds of the ocean and seagulls on a cliffside. The story in my head was about a woman standing next to her car, her hand on her floppy straw hat trying to keep it from flying away, and reflecting on how she's still alive.


I walk towards the water,
feel the wind caress my face.
Smell the salt of the ocean.
I can almost taste it.

It seems like so long ago
when my feet were placed right here.
I'm surprised to
find myself back again.
Struggle with the tears.

It's a singular notion
to make some sense out of existence.
All I needed was to be freed
from all the petty questions.

Time can heal most of your wounds.
Determination does the rest.
Inner peace has been a long time coming
but it's finally here at last.


released April 9, 2017
Written and produced by Katie Benoit



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Katie Benoit St. Louis, Missouri

Inspired by musicians as diverse as Cat Stevens, The Art of Noise, Nobuo Uematsu, Big Audio Dynamite, Imogen Heap and Steve Reich, I create music in different styles & categories. I create these for myself & change styles coz I have a short attention span and get bored easily, but I hope you like them. I've done music in the past as equals the RAVEN, Katie Turner, DJ Jynx, Starbelle and DJ K8T, ... more

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