"'Cliff of a Year' is a nicely textured album track that makes good use of vocal crosstalk." "The intertwining lines are hypnotic." -- Bill Kopp, Musoscribe, contributing editor at Goldmine: The Collectors Record and CD Marketplace, and Jazz & Prog Editor at BLURT magazine.


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

Music: Stoeckel
Lyrics: Stoeckel

Stoeckel: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Gordon: backing vocals
Carson: drums
Tinnel: electric guitar

Mix: Stoeckel