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Joe Henry - Blood From Stars Coda: Light No Lamp When The Sun Comes Down


  • ISRC:USEP40913013
  • 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


Light no lamp
When the sun comes down—
The dark will speak,
Has things to say.
Something lost
And never found
Hides from the cold
Watchful eyes of day

Close no door
Against the cold—
The angry storm
Is alive in you,
Is like a story
Never told,
And it tears at walls that
It can’t pass through

Save no time
For later on—
It can’t be caught
Like falling rain,
But leaves the tongue,
Is sung and gone,
Till only the song of
Regret remains

So, light no lamp
When the sun comes low—
Pull the dark
Close to your face.
Shadow’s fear covers
You like clothes,
But likewise so does
Love and grace