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Joe Henry - Blood From Stars Channel


  • ISRC:USEP40913003
  • 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


How can I change the light—
The color of this room?
Why can’t this channel find
A kinder afternoon?
I feel the fray
In every letter
To cross your tongue
But know no better disarray,

I want my story straight
But all the others bend—
From wondrous to strange,
To beauty at the end.
I move along
A swaying wire—
Your talking drums
A perfect choir to my disarray,

Each fuzzy word I send
Returns a finer blade
To touch the thought balloon
Of every plan I’ve laid.
I know the switch
But keep the station—
I love you
With all due desperation and disarray,