The Depths (2013)

by The Blackwater Fever

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love is done hurts like a wreck burning on the setting sun blood runs wild at the end of the last breath the stars don't shine no more night falls on the bones of love i won't cry over you i was blind so blind that i couldn't see and everything went black frozen in a heart attack 'cause you're colder than the arctic snow and it hurts like you'll never know i won't cry over you
the needle falls hammer in your hand soon time and space won't mean a thing you can't help yourself can't help yourself the city beat a red light rolling stone strangers feed on flesh, stripped from your bones you can't help yourself can't help yourself when the darkness falls a killer on the prowl his blade is sharp and cold and he bleeds you out you can't help yourself can't help yourself
he's run this town since time begun like a barrel to the head from a loaded gun he ain't your friend and he ain't your foe but take heed now, don't fuck with joe takes his hammer, takes a stone like a moth to a flame he will creep and crawl to the light in the valley where you call it home and break down your door when you're sleeping sound takes his cleaver, cuts your throat a cold-hearted killer in a dark black coat some say he's the devil, just a bad mofo one thing's for sure you don't fuck with joe well there once was a trucker by the name of clyde ran a little moonshine on the side he knew damn well who owned that liquor store but no one told him who wrote the law found tied to a sleeper on the railroad track it was the midnight train that broke his back ain't no way to die but then he shoulda had known that he dug his grave when he fucked with joe sue ray ran a house of ill repute in the old shack down by the black bayou had 'em lined up way round the bend i think you know how the story ends joe fucked her good with a shot to the head her brains laid out all over the bed he had no right to do the things he did but if you fuck with joe you gonna wind up dead you should've never stolen from butcher's corner store 'cause now you find yourself upon the killing floor his names' on the wind, footsteps in the snow i warned you three times already i can't warn you no more so when he takes his hammer, takes a stone breaks down your door while you're sleeping sound the light of the moon hits his cleaver to show the red with anger, wild eyes of joe
i've been up all night, walkin' city streets wondering what i did to make her heart skip a beat 'cause now she's gone didn't i care for you, give you everything you need i treated you like a queen now i know that i should've seen this coming on 'cause now she's gone my souls' worn down, like a river bed stone she left without a reason why & that cuts me to the bone my heart still burns of the thought of her you see someone put this fire out 'cause these thoughts won't let me be now that she's gone
on seven white horses i'll take you away no shackle or chain gonna keep me from you
(free) 03:35
in the eye of a storm there’s place that i hold further than centre and further through folds she calls my name and i call the same from a place that pushes, pulls and flows deep and it’s dark, the depths of my heart hard and it’s cold, the depths of my soul


released March 22, 2013

Written & recorded by The Blackwater Fever

Shane Hicks: vocals, guitar, lapsteel
Andrew Walter: drums, percussion
Jed A. Walters: bass, organ, synthesiser

Mixed & produced by Shane Hicks
at Parallel Sound & Eleven PM Studios

Recorded at Parallel Sound.
Additional recording at Borough Studios.

Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

Artwork by Shane Hicks


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Taking their dark, distinctive sound and injecting it with ’90s grunge, ’50s slow dance, moments of prog rock, punk, soul and an ’80s New Order-inspired track, ‘Delusions’ sees the Brisbane trio sounding more adventurous, eclectic and surprisingly succinct than ever before. ... more

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