Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

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Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby allanlummox » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:08 am

There's a box of copies of a cassette I made in the '90's in London. "The Blue Cassette",
5 songs and I used it as a demo and sold it out of my guitar case.

One of the songs is a kind-of-a-Christmas song called "Saint Sebastian's Blues".

Key is C, it's got c-e7-am-f-c-g kind of a thing going on.

St. Sebastian's Blues

1994 Steel Blues Music

"I've been confused since the day I was born
life has shown me nothing but scorn
and a lot of lonely people
out on the street tonight.

Saint Sebastian's on the corner selling Christmas Trees,
Saint Joan ain't in church but she's down on her knees,
a pair of angels far from heaven on a
cold December night.

He won't get finished until the bars have all closed,
he'll go home and fall asleep in his clothes
with an empty feeling that
something just ain't right.

When you've been shot through the heart
about a thousand times,
you lose track of all the sacramental wine
and your visions of Paradise get seen through bloodshot eyes.

Saint Joan is on fire!
she's fanning the flame
give her an apple and a fig leaf
and she won't complain,
she'll think she's been staring at the
gates of pearly white.

There might be a heaven,
I'd rather not know,
live sweet life and have
nothing to show -
even the righteous wind up
running empty sometimes.
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Re: Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby jeffl » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:06 pm

Dan, that lyric paints quite a picture. I used to be in a Christian Blues Band for a period of about 4-5 years during and after college. We played coffeehouses,church camps,schools,youth gatherings,etc. We did alotta spirituals,hollers,bluesy ballads, and wrote alotta stuff, and it really bothered some people that we wrote about the occasionally melancholy things that occur within one's mind. All they wanted to hear about were the good results of our thoughts, not the wonderings and ponderings. There's some things I guess us Christians aren't s'posed to admit thinking about.
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Re: Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby boogiechillun85 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:56 pm

I have a special place in my heart for depressing holiday songs. This one is great, man. Kind of Tom Waits-esque in the mood, but not derivative at all.
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Re: Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby NEONMOONY » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:49 pm

So Dan, is that one of your songs?


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Re: Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby allanlummox » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:08 pm

Yes, yes it is.
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Re: Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby watertore » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:06 pm

Hi Dan: That is a good one. Are you going to, or already have, recorded it? Walter
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Re: Rooting around on the Gorilla Rack

Postby allanlummox » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:45 pm

Walter, I'm planning to record it a second time for my next release (whenever that happens).

In the meantime, I do have the DAT master from when I recorded it for the cassette - not bad, but I could do much better now.
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