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19th Anniversary of John Baker Saunders’ Death

To commemorate this sad anniversary let me post a beautiful song by The Walkabouts, the band which John joined in 1996.

I go to sleep, before
the devil wakes
and I wake up, before
the angels take

all my worldly desires
all my yardsticks of fear

all my secrets untold
all my motives unclear

hangin’ down in the fire
burnin’ them higher
won’t take them away from here

and long after we’re gone
the light will stay on X2

watched the city … city of crows
watched them fly, watched
’em all flyin’ low

out above the flood plain
just above the dirt road
they were hungry as winter,
hungry as us
not afraid to be flyin’, not
afraid to be lost

and long after we’re gone
the light will stay on X2

and if you bury me, add
three feet to it
one for your sorrow, two
for your sweat
three for the strange
things we never forget

and long after we’re gone
the light will stay on X2

and long after we’re safe
the lights will not fade X2

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Mad Season ‘Long Gone Day’

LONG GONE DAY
Mad Season

Mad Season Long Gone Day

So much blood I’m starting to drown
Runs from cold to colder
Time to time the sky’s come down
To help me lose my way
Tears and lies for answers
You and open veins, God knows I’m gone
Girl I just want you to
Come on down
Lord it’s a storm and I’m heading to fall
These sins are mine and I’ve done wrong, oh babe
Come on downLong Gone Day
Mmmm, who ever said
We wash away with the rainSee you all from time to time
Isn’t it so strange
How far away we all are now
Am I the only one who remembers that summer
Oh, I remember
Everyday each time the place was saved
The music that we made
The wind has carried all of that awayLong gone day
Mmmm, who ever said
We wash away with the rain

So many tears I’m starting to drown
The rain in heaven’s all come down
Silver spoons affix the crown
The luckless ones are broken
Fears and lies for answers
You and open flames
God knows I’m gone
And I just want you to
Come on down, hmmm

Lord it’s a storm and I’m heading to fall
These sins are mine and I’ve done wrong
I want you to, oh, I just want you to
Come on down

I fear again, like then, I’ve lost my way
And shout to God to bring my sunny day

mad season live