Faithful Satellite

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I LOVE YOU ANYHOW I saw you walkin down the avenue the lights were low as I went cruising on through you swore you stayed at your sister’s all night but nobody I know wears a skirt that tight you lied to me then you’re lyin to me now you get away with murder but I love you anyhow I hear you talkin on the telephone you keep it to a whisper cause you’re not alone tell me it’s your mama on the other end but she ain’t sayin nothin cause she ain’t your friend you lied to me then you’re lyin to me now you get away with murder but I love you anyhow I caught you starin at his photograph you said don’t worry hey it’s just a laugh what else you hidin in your bedroom drawer and what the hell are you kissin me for you lied to me then you’re lyin to me now you get away with murder but I love you anyhow you’re sendin letters to some other guy I ask you nice but you won’t testify you say it’s over it don’t mean a thing so tell me baby why you still keep his ring you lied to me then you’re lyin to me now you get away with murder but I love you anyhow
RAISE YOUR HANDS people oh my people hey everybody come in all ye who are free from sin we’re gonna have a meeting of the minds we’ll speak right from the heart tear this town apart and settle it as the clock unwinds could’ve been one of your daughters might’ve been one of your sons layin there in the shadows where the ragin river runs I’ll say it one more time so everyone understands come on brothers raise your hands we’ll string him up at midnight then cut him loose at dawn bury him deep in unhallowed ground so he can never be reborn well this world is full of secrets and who’s ever gonna know we’ve got ourselves a county that’s gotta survive and grow hey everybody come in all ye who are free from sin we’re gonna have a meeting of the minds so ask yourself a question you know the answer to protect the ones you love before those devils get to you
IT AIN’T EVER GONNA HAPPEN take the bees from their honey pluck the stars from the night cut a thief from his money that always turns out right dredge up all the shipwrecks from the deep black sea it ain’t ever gonna happen between you and me switch the lights off in vegas get some tears from a shark lend a hand to another screamin out in the dark he’ll get that demon off his back wake up and find the key it ain’t ever gonna happen between you and me no tibetan snows on the mountain bullets melted down for scythes no more roman coins in the fountain a life free from ills and tithes there’ll be bread for the hungry blankets for the cold and tired they’ll be safe from the enemy we’ll keep them truly inspired they’ll untie all the knots from the family tree it ain’t ever gonna happen between you and me
LAND OF THE DEAD every time I think about you baby all I feel is loss and pain you took away the love I was given made it another man’s gain what I got here is a pistol aimed straight at my head if I pull the trigger and it’s loaded I’ll be walkin in the land of the dead every time I see you in a movie I tell myself it can’t be true how can I be starin at a picture of someone else lovin you what I got here is a dagger pointed right at my heart if I stab it in deep enough it’s gonna tear us both wide apart it’s always been you and you know it so tell me why does it have to be I’m tied to the tail of a dragon and it’s never gonna set me free every time I dream about you baby I wake up in a cold cold sweat there’s things I don’t wanna remember and a face I can never forget what I got here is a short rope strung tight around my neck if I drop down and it’s strong enough they’ll find me swingin way below deck
COLD GREY MOON there once was a girl I used to know with eyes on fire and skin pale as snow love took it’s toll we drifted apart but I carry her still deep in my heart so deep in my heart and that cold grey moon will be rising soon to watch over me the tides and the sea as we roll on into the night with our faithful satellite she steals through my dreams like a beautiful ghost if I reach out my hand I can touch her almost then I awake with a storm in my head and try to remember the words that she said it was something she said time slows down leaves turn brown the tall willows bend I just can’t let it end
Fix My Bail 03:50
FIX MY BAIL they’re comin to arrest me mama takin me to jail I got nothing on me honey can’t you fix my bail they say that I am guilty mama I must do my time all I drank was whisky honey that ain’t such a crime and if I went out dancin I don’t remember why I woke up in the mornin beneath a clear blue sky I might’ve met somebody who took me for a ride but when the show was over I had no place left to hide it’s goddam dark and lonely mama locked up in a cell you don’t get no mercy when they ring that bell
Carolina 03:50
CAROLINA she’s all I want she’s all I need she’s got me runnin like a hound on a lead I’m in a mess I’m in a spin and now my patience is wearin thin carolina I’m knockin at your door carolina so what you waitin for I’m goin crazy night and day carolina let me stay please don’t turn me away see I’m on fire I need a shot you better show me what it is that you got I’m so alone I’m near the end I want somebody who’s more than a friend there’s no-one else in this whole town who’s gonna rise up and take your crown if I don’t see you and love you soon I’m gonna wind up howlin at the moon
YOU WERE NEVER MINE I should have looked away when you strolled on by how was I to know how many tears would flow until our love could die the night was black as coal your lips were ruby red like a fool deceived I just believed every word you said I walk the same old streets we used to walk before and now I ask myself what am I livin for and all those worthless stars they still refuse to shine I gave you everything but you were never mine it takes a broken man to learn how bad it feels to fall so far and carry a scar that never heals it seems like you and me were destined from the start for an endless dance in a doomed romance of reckless hearts
Winter Rose 04:29
WINTER ROSE it’s always the same with my winter rose the closer I get the further she goes so when can I tell her how lonely it feels and someone must pay for the love that she steals it’s never too late for my winter rose to race the big river and see where it flows as deep as a sunset and lighter than air she just disappears then she’s everywhere while summer days fade and a cold night looms my wild winter flower sparkles and blooms it can’t be too soon for my winter rose to give in to desire it’s all that she knows I need her forever I want her right now I’ll capture her heart make it mine somehow
LOVE IS ON ITS WAY when you close your eyes you’ll wake and realize love is in the whitest light love is in the deepest night love is here to stay know it when I say love is here to stay hear me when I say love is here to stay when it fills your heart you’ll rise and take your part its so deep within your soul just let it take control hear me when I say love is here to stay love is on its way come and take your share love is everywhere in perfect harmony love will always be
BEAT NIGHTMARE caught in a sapphire mist on blood island there’s no way home tonight not tonight not ever ain’t no use weepin or cryin out to the lord might as well just close your eyes accept your fate and be done with it you won’t live to tell the tale for the undead do not speak they ride the wild night like phantoms on waves of pain and fear it’s sanctuary we all seek but cannot find the last candle is snuffed out by trembling fingers the whispers in the air are the voices of madmen hushed by demons this town cries out for salvation screams for retribution wails for redemption and eternal peace if there is hope in the blackest of nights it must come from afar oh my brothers believe me when I say rise up oh my sisters there’s nothin but the nightmares of the dead to keep you company through eternity tell me now tell me if it’s life and love and all the sweet promises you hold so dear and so close to your hearts pray now my brethren pray now for a miracle at the gates of revelation the harmonious voice of creation an echo of the invisible world the only universal tongue wild sounds civilized by time and tune the instruments of ecstatic delight will soon be upon us to feed our hungry souls and whip us into frenzy to bring us into sacred union and send the damned back to the inferno to their place of torment to the fires that shall never be quenched for the inheritance of the saints is at hand the mystical power of radiance and sound the return of the voodoo sheiks hail the return of the voodoo sheiks we call upon you now to restore the natural order the people of this forsaken land await the salvation redemption retribution all hail the return of the voodoo sheiks
INTO TWILIGHT it’s cold and it’s hard the rain’s teemin down it’s the last time I’ll trudge through the streets of this town I ain’t sayin farewell to my family or friends I’ll take a chance on the ocean and see where it ends I lost somethin sacred more precious than jewels I traded true love for the empire of fools straight through the heart like an arrow from a bow there’s nothing for us here so row boys row we’ll sail away from this harbour feel the waves getting higher like a leaf tossed on the water into twilight caught somewhere in between what’s about to come and what’s already been on a wild night we’ll be crossin that line into a new world of promise with the stars yet to shine I don’t serve any flag no nation or king the sea’s my mistress to her I owe everything all of my secrets all of my fears the fire in my soul the salt in my tears


There are some consistent threads and themes in the works of The Black Sorrows. We can rely upon darkness, lost love, reformation, weather and seasons, the sun and, of course, the moon, our faithful satellite.

Joe Camilleri and Nick Smith continue to be the masters of the eclectic. No style of music is left in the corner wanting for a dancing partner, just as no dark human theme is left unrevealed.

Guest Satellites:
The Davidson Brothers, Vika & Linda Bull, The Silo String Quartet


released September 16, 2016


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