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Joe Henry - Blood From Stars Truce

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40913011
  • 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

I clawed at your skirt
Like it was a dirt floor
And I could dig my way free
Of myself, taking more;
But prisoners know nothing
Of victory in war…
Let’s call it a truce for now

Georgia looks covered
In blood from the air
Where the clay and the river
Fight and run as a pair;
And women comb bramble and
Stones from their hair…
Let’s call it a truce for now

True revelation is a thug
And it comes
With narrow grey eyes
Not the rolling of drums—
It may take your hand
But is seeking your thumbs
And will call it a truce for now,
Let’s call it a truce for now