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Joe Henry - Blood From Stars The Man I Keep Hid

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40913002
  • 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

Nobody knows the man that I keep hid
Nobody knows the man that I keep hid—
He’s raised my face like a pirate’s flag,
...A phantom nation’s tattered rag... (bloody rag)
Nobody knows the man that I keep hid

Someone used my mouth and laughed out loud
Someone used my mouth and laughed out loud—
Talked in ways that were strange to you,
Whispered things even money won’t do,
Nobody knows the man that I keep hid

Something startled you late last night
Something startled you late last night—
A ghost from my dreams, lean and pale,
Moved in you, left a vapor trail,
Nobody knows the man that I keep hid

You say you’ve changed
But fear you won’t,
I say I’ve changed
And prove I don’t

Someone made my heart a silver spoon
Someone made my heart a silver spoon—
It eats away at love and pride,
Like hunger down a mountainside,
Nobody knows the man that I keep hid
Nobody knows the man that I keep hid