Black River’s Chest [The Burden Revisited]

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1. Black River’s Chest [The Burden Revisited]


I hung my head and cried away
with a burden that Ι can’t bear
Save me, I stumbled and fell today
Got a heart that I won't share

And where do all these highways go
Can you venture a guess?
In this evil minstrel show
(I’ve been) lifted at Black River’s chest

I’ll build a road, a stairway
to escape the chain gang
But no breeze’s gonna take away
The things that are left undone...left undone

I looked through my window pane
At the end of the ledge
So throw my ashes straight to hell
If you can hear my pledge

I went down to praying grounds
I´ve been crawlin' on the rye
I don’t need to be forgiven
And I can’t sell no alibi

Like a smokestack silver linin’
Hidden in the dark clouds
When the strike comes a-shinin’ down
Off the skies, on the top of mound…on the top of mound

I’ll build a road, a stairway
To escape the chain gang
Black River will take away
The things that are left undone...left undone


from Black River’s Chest [The Burden Revisited] / Flamin' Rose, track released July 24, 2014
Written by Nick Fysakis


Lydia Grammatikou - Bass, B. Vocals
Nick Fysakis - "Ol' Black" Telecaster Guitar & Feedback Guitar Noise
John “Hardy” Houstoulakis - Pedal Steel Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukelele
Makis Dremetsikas - Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, B. Vocals
Giotis Petrelis "The Shoeshine Boy” - Drums

Special Guest: Eirini Dimopoulou - Vocals
Mixed and produced by John “Hardy” Houstoulakis .

Sound Engineering by John “Hardy” Houstoulakis.
Recorded at Great Fandango Studio.

Mastered by Giannis Christodoulatos at Sweet Spot Mastering Studios.

Artwork by Lydia Grammatikou.
Photo by Kostas Kapsianis
Dusty Records.
July 2014.


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