The Whaler & Other Stories

by The Blackbird Revue

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released November 13, 2010

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The Blackbird Revue Kansas City, Missouri

The Blackbird Revue plays worn, comfortable Americana music, crafting a sound that is at once familiar, yet entirely our own. Highlighted by husband and wife Jacob and Danielle Prestidge's beautifully soaring harmonies, anchored by precise, empassioned musicianship, and showcasing quality songwriting, The Blackbird Revue's music is personal, impacting, and hauntingly memorable. ... more

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Track Name: The Lion's Mane
Before the golden leaves turned to white
Before the flight of the winter moon
Before the sifted ash through heaven's grate
Across the interstate, was wildly strewn
Before the swirling black November night
The highway lights began to bloom
I saw You moving with my waking eyes
Roaming the eastern skies

What is man, that he should bear Your name
A storm-swept temple, raging fire untamed

Before the gray goose took her final flight
Into the night, on silver-speckled wings
Before the family drove to Grandma's house
Away down south to pack away her things
All of the stories she wrote in youth
Of love and truth, and summer days
I see before her now, in the waking age
An open field, an empty page

Who is she, carries so well Your love
The wildflower, descending dove

All of us, bearers of a royal name
A violent beauty, the Lion's flowing mane
Track Name: Daniel Johnston's Piano
Way back in Austin, 1983
One part genius, part insanity
Saw you on MTV

"I love you Danny", that's what Laurie said
Had you preachin' Jesus to demons in your head
Demons in your head

Will you ever find a way
Will you ever find your way home

Throw out the keys, let Casper take control
Pointing the prop toward the trees below
Toward the trees below, oh

Will you ever find a way
Will you ever find your way home

And when I feel like I am all alone
You're in the basement at the piano
You're at the piano

Will you ever find a way
Will you ever find your way home