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Cold, Long Night

from Conquest by Black Hay



I don't miss you, that's all in the past
Heaven is somewhere nothing every happens
Here and now we drive on, like the future is bright
Like it's more than just repeating patterns

I don't miss you, as sheets of rain fall down
And the wipers flap like batwings with their crazy sound
And there's nothing I can see beyond my pale headlights
Down here in the belly of this cold, long night

Preacher on the radio trying to save my soul
It's just spiritual spare change, nothing more
I've heard those empty words so many times before
And where I'm going it won't even pay the charge on the door

But I'd do it all again, like I had no choice
Just to hear the sweet sadness in your scalding voice
All your special ways you put me and all the world to right
Gone, swallowed up in this cold, long night

Were you looking for a saviour? Or just someone who'd stay?
In this world drowned by a past that never goes away
And your love for mankind - so purely masochistic
When they'll take what's right and good from you and tangle and twist it

Oh how could I miss you? I carry you round with me
And all the cops would have to do is pop the trunk to see
I take the wheel from my hands with no end in sight
No way out to run from this cold, long night


from Conquest, released August 29, 2023
Music & Lyrics by Gideon K
Produced by Gideon K
Mixed by Tobin Jones at The Park Studios, Wembley
Mastered by Chris Le Monde

Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth, Keys, Percussion - Gideon K
Drums - Keir Adamson
Backing Vocals - Elisa Zoot


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Black Hay London, UK

Black Hay is the project of London-born Gideon K and a motley crew of collaborators.

Previously described as "Worse than Leonard Cohen", Black Hay's music has gone from noirish garage rock, to grungey alt-country low-rock, via DIY house-bound balladry, to a current incarnation of cold-hearted post-punk indie synth-tronica.

The new single 'Always Be Mine' is out now.
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