Circles in the Sand b​/​w Ramblin' Man

by Cactus Black

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released December 15, 2014

Recorded by Allen Laws, Brookstown Recording Studio

Clay Blackwell - Guitar, vox
Randy Heck - Bass
Sunday the Drifter - Drums

Circles in the Sand written by Cactus Black, Cactus Black Rock Music (BMI)
Ramblin' Man written by Hank Williams



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Track Name: Circles in the Sand
the sun is a specter over my right shoulder
haunts my body til the day is over
the shadow i cast is a thinner version
of the fading frame of a familiar person

pray to that sun to go hide behind the clouds
pray to that moon not to betray where i lay down
and if i need repent for the life that i have lived
i’ll offer up my soul now to the highest bid

and i could search for refuge or a better place to stand
but I keep drawing circles in the sand

The shelter up ahead is a welcome sight
but the focus it requires has become a bitter fight
and decisions i’ve made are neither prudent nor wise
my effort is waning like my will to survive

and the vultures fly over just where I stand
their shadows grow larger casting circles in the sand

and all these afflictions that i conjure from the air
are passive excuses to neglect all my affairs
and i pray that the last place i lay my head
is not as lonesome as the life that i have led

and my last drink of water drips from my hand
and falls to the ground making circles in the sand