Treading Water

Too Close was Alex Clare's first hit song in the U.S. but Treading Water is my personal favorite.  I've had that feeling of regret.  Ruining a good relationship.  Walking away from someone for the wrong reasons or maybe acting on temptation that lead you to a break up.  The great thing about life is that you get second chances.  For some even second chances mean messing things up again.  People come in and out of our lives for a reason.  We are suppose to learn from those people to help us understand ourselves and others. 

Alex Clare is a British born singer and songwriter.  His influences include everything from Radiohead to The Fugees to Stevie Wonder.  I'm sure we will be hearing more from the young and talented Alex in the near future.


My heart just sank the moment I saw you,
You're the image of a girl that I used to know.
Don't be alarmed, if it seems hard, for me to explain,
But every detail of your face makes me recall the name.
Hmmm treading water, I keep,
Treading water.

Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.
Maybe it's another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.

Can you forgive the things I do, that I can't amend?
Not the way I yearn for her,
I hope you can't pretend.
Girl you're a fire and you'll find,
That I want to get burned.
No matter what you can teach me,
I'm sure I'll never learn.
Hmmm treading water, I keep,
Treading water.

Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.
Maybe it's another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.

If my concentration,
Seems spread too thin.
And when you speak, my eyes glaze over.
I'm sorry girl, it's not you, it's her.

And you're another chance,
To mock myself again.
Maybe you're another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance.

Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.
Baby your another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.