"Descending" as written by Christopher Mark Robinson and Rich S. Robinson....
Have mercy baby
I'm descending again
Open your eyes
This time it's sink or it's swim

No sermons on ascending
No verdict on deceit
No selfish memorandum
No confusion for me

Curses and clues
A feast for fools

Have mercy baby
And hand me downs
It was just a few years ago
You'd hand me ups and map
Right out of town

But I would let it slide
Like mercury
Silver and quick
Poisonous and deadly
So deadly


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"Descending" as written by Christopher Mark Robinson Chris Robinson

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    General Commentoh, great friggin song.
    Zeppelynon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsounds like another trip down the bad side of heroin...It's sad the keith Richards, jimmy pages' of the world don't come clean and tell the world the terrible side to real drug addiction.

    sorry. but it is true kids.

    anyway . as Chris explains, the trip down can't be avoided like it could have back in the day. It just gets tougher and at times there is no relief in site.
    pton August 30, 2005   Link
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    HaleyCroweson October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus makes me wonder.

    Curses and clues
    Just a feast,
    feast for fools"

    If the song is about drug addiction, then 'the fest of fools' might be a symbol of empty hedonism present in addict's lifestyle. What about "curses and clues"? Is related to constant frustation while seeking a way to get clean? Any other idea people? Also, to bring up some discussion, I've heard that the song may be about Chris' bi-polar tendencies.

    Chris is a wierd lyricst. He can write some fantastic stuff(like this one), but also complete shit. Anyway, Crowes are a great band.
    myse1fon December 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Amorica album is so so f'n good! Listening to the tune today and rereading the lyrics to Descending, as I always think the lyrics go: no selfish memory. but it's memorandum! To all those that think it's a drug song, what the f does a memorandum have to do with drugs. Let's go beyond your addiction problems and think like me ;)
    The song is possible about the law as in lady justice, blind folded with her scale..ok go with me here,(open your eyes), back a few years before this Album TBC was taken to court over a contract that was supposedly written up on a napkin as to naming someone their manager: management fraud: Possible a song about the case, the court system and lady justice! Well that's how I was thinking about it today! It could also be about divorce and a break up! But as with most songs you take from it what you want to and where your at in life. Oh by the way please be reminded that this album was censored for it's cover art, f'n people and their damn hang ups! I'd much rather live in Amorica then America most days!
    WallsTVon August 13, 2011   Link

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