Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion tracks

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1. BLACK COUNTRY

It's cold on the Mountain
It's cold in the Wood
My life is a Fountain
It's all in my Blood

I go down to the River
I'll never sleep 'til I'm gone
It's cold on the Mountain
I could not leave you alone

I am a Messenger
This is my Prophecy
I'm goin' back
To the Black Country

I speak for the Million
From City to Shire
We come from the heartland
We walk thru the fire

We rise to the measure
The line in the Sand
It's cold on the Mountain
And this is our Land

I am a Messenger
This is my Prophecy
I'm goin' back
To the Black Country




2. ONE LAST SOUL

You were born in a Jet Stream
Down in South Caroline
Got a Role in the big scheme
Now you're ready to shine

You're the one last soul
Who can win it
You're the one last soul
If you try
You're the one last soul
If you live it
You're the one last soul
Tell you why

And if you feel
What you got
You can give it
One last soul
Make me cry
You're the one last soul
Who can win it
You're the one last soul
If you try

Now you burn
Like a freight train
You're a bird on a wire
See you drivin me insane
And i couldnt get higher

You're the one last soul
Who can win it
You're the one last soul
If you try
You're the one last soul
If you live it
You're the one last soul
Tell you why

And if you feel
What you got
You can give it
One last soul
Make me cry
You're the one last soul
Who can win it
You're the one last soul
If you try

And if you feel
What you got
You can give it
One last soul
Make me cry
You're the one last soul




3. THE GREAT DIVIDE

Now you know I'm
Not a Saviour
Let me make it
Understood
And the shirt upon
My back is all I own
I dont wanna be
A loner
So I go against the grain
And I feel the blood
Is rushin' thru my veins

I can't fake it
And I crucify myself
I have been shot down
By a stone
I'm gonna walk
Across the stateline
Gotta take a
Higher road

I'm on the great Divide
I'm sanctified
Be by your side
I hope we don't collide
So let me ride
The Great Divide
It's beautiful

I don't live in Superstition
Gonna let my Freak Flag Fly
Gotta Black Cat Moan
My conscience is
My guide
And I use my intuition
There's a liar and thief
And I've been to Hell
Before you were my friend

I can't fake it
And I crucify myself
I have been shot down
By a stone
I'm gonna walk
Across the stateline
Gotta take a
Higher road

I can't fake it
And I crucify myself
I have been shot down
By a stone
I'm gonna walk
Across the stateline
Gotta take a
Higher road

Its beautiful
Its beautiful
Its beautiful




4. DOWN AGAIN

I left my House
And the Sound of the City
And they call
Me a vagabond
And my fate
Has been decided
In the Arc light
Before the Dawn
I gotta brand new thing
I'm gonna kiss my Mojo
I'm gonna cure my ill

My Caravan
Has gone and departed
And the Wind
Cries in my face
I have walked
Upon the wasteland
Tied and bound
To the killing floor
I gotta brand new thing
I'm gonna kiss Mojo
I'm gonna cure my ill

I'm Down Again
But it's not over
I'm Down Again
Into a landslide
I'm Down Again
What does it feel like?
I'm down again
But it's not over
It's not over

I open my eyes
On the vast horizon
And I see
The coat that I wear
But my fate
Has been decided
In the Arc light
Before the Dawn
I gotta brand new thing
I'm gonna kiss my Mojo
I'm gonna cure my ill

I'm Down Again
But it's not over
I'm Down Again
Into a landslide
I'm Down Again
What does it feel like?
I'm down again
But it's not over
It's not over

I'm Down Again
But it's not over
I'm Down Again
Into a landslide
I'm Down Again
What does it feel like?
I'm down again
But it's not over
It's not over




5. BEGGARMAN

You know the state
Mind I'm in
How could I get so low?
Erase it from my memory the hands of fate
They move too slow
I'm goin' down
So hard to fall
I've got to find some peace
And I have got to save myself
You know my Soul will
Be released

You Kill me like an Animal
you kill me
And I won't, no I won't
I won't be no Beggar Man
I won't be no Beggar Man
And I won't, no I won't
I won't be no Beggar Man
No more, no more...

Here come the deep down
Cryin' pain
Now you can taste my blood
And I can see the shallow grave
My malady misunderstood
The Chasm that I lie beneath
Has all but took my pride
But I've been pulled by gravity,
Connected to the storm inside

You Kill me like an Animal
you kill me
And I won't, no I won't
I won't be no Beggar Man
I won't be no Beggar Man
And I won't, no I won't
I won't be no Beggar Man
No more, no more...

You Kill me like an Animal
you kill me
And I won't, no I won't
I won't be no Beggar Man
I won't be no Beggar Man
And I won't, no I won't
I won't be no Beggar Man
No more, no more...




6. SONG OF YESTERDAY

I Hold, True Passion
For many years, I would listen
The heavy weight upon my chest
Like a wailing wall

Code of silence of a dying heart
Don't know where the end
Begins and the truth starts
When the hammer falls
It falls on you
I sit here waiting, waiting

I pull back the veil,
And I just can't breathe (Uh),
And I flyyy away (Ohh, Ohh)
I fly away
Gonna' fly us away
Like a Song of Yesterday

Freezing night, a oil lamp burns
The sun's fire, soon will return
Broken castles, the flags still flown
Like a living ghost

Code of silence of a dying heart
Don't know where the end
Begins and the truth starts
When the hammer falls
It falls on you
I sit here waiting, waiting

I pull back the veil,
And I just can't breathe (Uh),
And I flyyy away (Ohh, Ohh)
Break it down, so low that you
Don't know when to fail
Try a little harder, now you're the
Drunk mad man in jail

Hmmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm
Hmmmm, hmmmm
Hmm, Hmmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm
Hmmmm, hmmmm

I fly away. Gonna' fly us away
Gonna' fly us away.
Gonna' fly us away
I'm reaching out...
Like a Song of Yesterday




7. NO TIME

I'm on my to Avalon
So high above the Sea
No Sympathy
Cos I'll be gone
Now won't you
Come with me
And I can see the Matador
He move without a Sound
And I can't stay here anymore
I stand on Shaky Ground

I open my mind
I am healed by the Sun
I pull down the Blind
And I wait, for the Gun
There's no Time
My Brother
There's no Time
To Catch the Light
There's no Time
Oh children
There's no Time
To Make it Right
There's no Time
Lordy Mama
There's no Time
To Walk a Mile
There's no Time

I fill my head with Sanity
I gotta' get control
I'm gazin' at the Majesty
The Wheels begin to Roll
I swear
That we'll be lifted
To Cities that I know
The grateful
And the Gifted
I've got to let it go...

I open my mind
I am healed by the Sun
I pull down the Blind
And I wait, for the Gun
There's no Time
My Brother
There's no Time
To Catch the Light
There's no Time
Oh children
There's no Time
To Make it Right
There's no Time
Lordy Mama
There's no Time
To Walk a Mile
There's no Time

I open my mind
I am healed by the Sun
I pull down the Blind
And I wait, for the Gun
There's no Time
My Brother
There's no Time
To Catch the Light
There's no Time
Oh children
There's no Time
To Make it Right
There's no Time
Lordy Mama
There's no Time
To Walk a Mile
There's no Time




8. MEDUSA

You're bound to think that
I'm on the shore
From a sea that never came
There's no time to find the time
I've done what has to be done
Voices call the nameless one
Crying all of the time
Tales of no one in my sleep
Stepping out into the night

But you said you saw Medusa
The one with the head of fire
The legend of Medusa Lies in
The devil's eyes

I've got myself to blame
Through talking to your brother
Too late to say I'll stay
Too late to say I'll bother
Take out your thorn and speak
Afraid you are to keep
Flailling forces fail
Now wake before you sleep

You said you saw Medusa
Looking down on you
But the legend of Medusa
Soon be with you

You're bound to think I'm on
the shore
From a sea that almost came
There's no time to find the time
I've done what has to be done
I've done what has to be done
I've done what has to be done
I have done
I have done
I have done
Take a good look at my face




9. THE REVOLUTION IN ME

I seen the tallest mountains
I've drank your finest wine
I've been your soldier of fortunes
I bend down to my last dime

Now it's mind over matter
Story of legends, you'll see
Like the fields of Dunkirk
Still The Revolution In Me

I marched my army to New Orleans
Burning everything in sight
Ides of March are up on me
Won't take me without a fight

Now it's mind over matter
Story of legends, you'll see
Like the fields of Dunkirk
Still The Revolution In Me

I always handle my business
Promptly rolled the dice
I'm forty now, my best
days are gone
Still have fire in my eyes

Now it's mind over matter
Story of legends, you'll see
Like the fields of Dunkirk
Still The Revolution In Me

Now it's my mind that matters
Still The Revolution In Me
Still The Revolution In Me




10. STAND (AT THE BURNING TREE)

I come to my senses
And I feel like
I've just been born
Gonna' tear down
The fences
And my feet have been shackled
And torn
And I face my resistance
And I stake my flag
In the ground
They will come in many colors
In the silence
Breakin' me down

I'm ten miles away
And I won't
Be afraid
I've been locked in this dream
Far too long
And I lie awake
And the hurt
Breaks my fall
All alone, in this world
With my symphony
I Stand, Stand at the
Burning Tree
I Stand, Oh Lord
Won't you justify me?

Too long is my sentence
I can't let myself
Slowly drown
There's a sign
In the skyline
I won't let this curse
Take me down
I have lived
With the shaman
Tried to get myself company
And I walk
With the angels
When they come
They don't lie to me

I'm ten miles away
And I won't
Be afraid
I've been locked in this dream
Far too long
And I lie awake
And the hurt
Breaks my fall
All alone, in this world
With my symphony
I Stand, Stand at the
Burning Tree
I Stand, Oh Lord
Won't you justify me?

I'm ten miles away
And I won't
Be afraid
I've been locked in this dream
Far too long
And I lie awake
And the hurt
Breaks my fall
All alone, in this world
With my symphony
I Stand, Stand at the
Burning Tree
I Stand, Oh Lord
Won't you justify me?




11. SISTA JANE

Do you feel
You've been to war?
You say you like it
But you could not leave
Got a multiple ovation
You burn the light
And you do receive
I'll be gone 2morrow
Sometimes I gotta'
Go away
Maybe the line is wider baby
Gonna' take that fast train
You have tried
To go the distance
But you just can't get
No release
You will fade to black
Your mind will crack
It's all you're livin' for
And I am breakin' please

Sweet Sista Jane
Sure like the Pain
You will remain
Sweet Sista Jane

You get your faith
And your therapy
But your mind's spun
A lie in your head
And you're full
Of contradiction
You never heard
A word that I said
I can stay until the mornin'
You know the hour
Is late
Now you're walkin' on a wire
Don't it make your big day

You have tried
To go the distance
But you just can't get
No release
You will fade to black
Waitin' for the world to crack
It's all you're livin' for
And I am breakin' please

Sweet Sista Jane
Sure like the Pain
You will remain
Sweet Sista Jane

(You've got your faith and your therapy)
(Your mind's spun a lie in your head)

You have tried
To go the distance
But you just can't get
No release
You will fade to black
Your mind will crack
It's all you're livin' for
And I am breakin' please

Sweet Sista Jane
Sure like the Pain
You will remain
Sweet Sista Jane

Sweet Sista Jane
Sure like the Pain
You will remain
Sweet Sista Jane




12. TOO LATE FOR THE SUN

Long day is gone
I feel so hollow
I see my spirit
It falls from grace
I travel on
Hope you will follow
I'm on the outside
I can't get no space

Give it to Mother Earth
Take it for what it's worth

Slowly I lay down this burden
Beside me
And I start to stumble
And rise to my feet
It's all that I have
I cannot wander
So hard to swallow
It's so bittersweet

Give it to Mother Earth
Take it for what it's worth
It's too late for the Sun
It's too late for the Sun

I took my vow
But I need some shelter
I change the weather
And I shield the pain
Now I shed my skin
Before I get older
And I save myself
From a hurricane

Give it to Mother Earth
Take it for what it's worth
It's too late for the Sun
It's too late for the Sun