Statements and Clues details and lyrics

Available on cd at our gigs or by download from here, Amazon, or iTunes.


1. When Love Trumps War (lyrics)
About the pull and push of marriage, we think this driving monument to 80’s country rock, well, rocks.
© 2010 by Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz
Vocals: Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz
Bass: Aaron Boggs
Drums: Craig Zook
Guitars: Christopher Clymer Kurtz


2. Better Found
(lyrics)
Previously released but now with the full-band sound, this working through of love’s lackluster everyday highlights the requisite certitude of commitment.
© 2005 by Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz
Vocals: Christopher Clymer Kurtz, Maria Clymer Kurtz, Craig Zook
Bass: Aaron Boggs
Drums: Craig Zook
Guitars: Christopher Clymer Kurtz




3. Writing the News (lyrics)
A look at the work of faith--and home of the inspiration for the album title: “Writing the news/Trying to right the blues/We fashion our statements from the clues.” Don’t miss our recording engineer Chad Altenberger’s “Liar!” melodic screams in the bridge.
© 2006, 2009 by Christopher Clymer Kurtz
Vocals: Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz, Chad Altenberger
Bass: Aaron Boggs
Drums: Craig Zook
Guitars: Christopher Clymer Kurtz




4. Days Like Today (lyrics)
Ever feel like just taking off? Yeah, us, too. Also previously released (but now much improved, with the band), we let our imagination run away from the everyday nitty gritty to a beat-up school bus and breeze-flapped atlas.
© 2005 by Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz
Vocals: Maria and Christopher Clymer Kurtz
Bass: Aaron Boggs
Drums: Craig Zook
Guitars: Christopher Clymer Kurtz




5. Why So Hard (lyrics)
A suffocating isolation ends in padlocked doors and leaves us feeling empty every time we sing it. And yet we love it so.
© 2010 by Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz
Vocals: Maria and Christopher Clymer Kurtz
Bass: Aaron Boggs
Drums: Craig Zook
Guitars: Christopher Clymer Kurtz




6. Closer to Glory (lyrics)
About a man we knew at a “coffee shop down by the mall,” this true story about a recovering alcoholic’s struggle and victory is hopeful and transformative, and met the approval of our friend himself.
© 2006 by Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz.
Vocals: Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz, Craig Zook
Bass: Aaron Boggs
Drums: Craig Zook
Guitars: Christopher Clymer Kurtz



Statements and Clues was recorded and mixed by Chad Altenberger in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Album photography and design by Christopher Clymer Kurtz.