Blood on the Bayou

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The Bayou, hemorrhaging water like an open wound.  Hope and our ultimate destiny from unlikely sources. 

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There is blood on the bayou
In the time of restraint
And for those who can't hear it
It will call you again

There is blood on the bayou
In the heat of her prime
She has waited for centuries
For the swallow of time

And for those who can't hear it 
Signs will shatter the night
We will hold you accountable 
What for needs be made right

There is blood וn the bayou
All you treacherous souls 
Better start counting blessings
While the spirit train rolls 
Up the blood of the Bayou

Woman you cannot be denied
Like the sink in your kitchen
Wash the drawers on the line
I am blinded by that incense they grind
Let it be who still sees 
Ancient branches and trees
Take us off of our knees

To wash the blood off the bayou
For a moment he prays
To bring it all into order
While the riverboat sways

In the blood of the bayou
and what's left of the rain
Helps us start it all over 
And over again

Weary feet of the soldier
Who's forgotten his name
Carries poor boys with heart-wounds 
To where the fine ladies wait

Past the blood of the bayou
And what's left once you know
That the rain in the bathhouse 
Rightly turns into snow
With the blood of the bayou

credits

from In Service of the King, released September 11, 2012
YISROEL ARYE GOOTBLATT - Piano, Vocals
BRIAN STOLTZ - Guitar
DIMITRI MODERBACHER - Upright Bass
PETE KARP - Drums

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