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Joe Henry - Blood From Stars All Blues Hail Mary

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40913006
  • Recorded:2009 The Garfield House - South Pasadena, CA
  •  ©2009 Anti Inc.
  • Upright & Tack Piano, Field Organ, Keyboards:Patrick Warren
  • Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar:Joe Henry
  • Drums, Percussion:Jay Bellerose
  • Keyboards, Piano, Vibraphone:Keefus Ciancia
  • Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet:Levon Henry
  • Bass:David Piltch
  • Electric, Acoustic & Gut String Guitar, Bowed Banjo, Coronet:Marc Ribot

Lyrics

From the mountain comes a soul
And stones grow up like trees,
From the mountain comes a soul
And stones grow up like trees—
All blues hail Mary with her roses,
But you’re their masterpiece

Cut away each blade of grass
Our feet cannot tramp down,
The limb of every hanging tree
That time’s left hanging down—
All blues sing that love is light not glory,
A story, not a crown

I won’t be death’s sad trophy
While I still lie awake,
I won’t be death’s sad trophy
While I still lie awake—
All the blues sing of love and death and you
As chances yet to take

How dark this bit of light so late
That falls upon your breast,
How dark this bit of light so late
That falls upon your breast—
All blues and grace, by God, and I
Will have to learn the rest