Tag Archives: Dark

New Song: John Lennon Blues

Pray for a man to put the ‘fist’ in ‘pacifist’ The good die young. Or they just die. Download     mp3 demo I’ve never really written a 12 bar blues I was happy with but John Lennon Blues is … Continue reading

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Advice Regarding The Treatment Of Bullet Wounds no. 2

I did you wrong, but you did me wronger Don’t Try This At Home Download     mp3 demo          mp3 Live duet with Rachel McClean Chords (pdf)      Behind The Song Don’t take out the … Continue reading

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Losing The Light

Soon we fade to black, soon the credits roll Smooth metal dark night of the soul Download     mp3 demo Written during FAWM 2016. Based on a riff I found on a writing tape from 1992 inspired by Jake … Continue reading

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Not The End Of The World

Not many kiss the hurricane. Fewer live to tell the tale None more black. Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf) Jesus save me from the ones Who want to save me from myself Who ask about my … Continue reading

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Hurt People

Like stones in their children’s shoes An Original Sin Psychoanalytical Latin Blues Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf)     Lyrics (pdf) Daddy had his whiskey She’s got all her meds Daughter hides a razor blade Underneath … Continue reading

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Oh April (You Made A Fool Outta Me)

If you’re feeling cooped up are you a fox or a chicken? Another ‘somebody-did-somebody-wrong’ song Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf)     Behind The Song Couldn’t pin you down till I was stuck like glue Heading … Continue reading

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Me And The Devil

It’s hard to be good when when keeping such bad company Diminished Ragtime Blame-shifting Blues Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf)     Lyrics (pdf) Ain’t nobody here ‘cept me and the devil Nobody here except me and the devil … Continue reading

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Cast Aside Your Rebel Flag

My mothers’ lips reciting verses underlined with tears A revivalist lament Download     mp3 demo     Chord Sheet (pdf) Just another soldier Dying lonely & betrayed Clinging to a banner My beloved’s blood has stained The colours of a bitter … Continue reading

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Vengeance Is Mine

Can you see the heart inside a man? Theology with Frank Black Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf)     Lyrics (pdf) Little man with an axe to grind If I let you judge this world of … Continue reading

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Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky

How can we love one another when God won’t make the angels behave? A three-legged horse dances a plaintive waltz in a bedraggled circus. Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf)     Lyrics (pdf) Woody Guthrie he … Continue reading

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