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Cliff of a Year

from Factory Settings by Pop Co-Op

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High on a hill I’m standing still
Staring down at the sea of my fate
The cliff is steep, water is deep
Hiding all of the dangers that wait

Taking my pose, shedding the clothes
Of the year that stretches so far behind
Closing my eyes, hearing the sighs
Of so many hopes now resigned

I push off the edge
Leaving where I’ve been
Feel the year begin
As I pierce the ocean’s skin

The water is cool, a crystalline jewel
Effervescence of kindness and light
Pulsing with tides, soothing my sides
Pushing out the tendrils of night

Darkness ahead, words left unsaid
But nothing’s done that can’t be undone
Hope isn’t lost, it carries no cost
The new year has only begun


from Factory Settings, released April 1, 2020
Music: Stoeckel
Lyrics: Stoeckel

Steve Stoeckel: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Bruce Gordon: backing vocals
Stacy Carson: drums
Joel Tinnel: electric guitar

Mix: Stoeckel


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Pop Co-Op

Pop Co-Op are:
Steve Stoeckel (Spongetones),
Bruce Gordon,
Stacy Carson, &
Joel Tinnel.

Fresh, all original powerpop/pop/rock songs.

2nd most played artist on This is Rock 'n Roll Radio, Syracuse.

Aired on Rodney Bingenheimer's Sirius XM show & the Mickey Bradley Show on BBC Radio Ulster.

"Best of 2017" on WKVA 88.1 Oregon's Snap, Crackle, POP!
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