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from Nightsong EP by Black Hay




Night falls and I’m cold inside
Watching the cars as they pass on by
Is that a moon in the sky or a winking eye?
Leading me on my way uptown tonight

I need to feel that my heart still beats
Cos I’m fading away on the rain-slicked streets
Arms reaching out beneath the lit streetlamps
The sun is down and I’ve nothing to hide
It’s all falling but my arms are open wide
And anyway I’m drawn to the lights like a fly in a trance
So Come up and dance

For one night,
To forget everything
Then if tomorrow comes
I’ll face what it brings

The moment here is all I want
To use for a knife though it may be blunt
And free myself from the chains of circumstance
Lose myself in a strangers kiss
And forget this world even exists
But girl I’m not here looking for romance
So shut up and dance

Hide inside the night from what the daylight lets us see
So for just one moment we can feel as though we’re free
I thought the lights on oxford street were put up just for me
But they blind you child until that’s all that you see

And now, I’m lit up with the kind of spark
That you can only see in the dark to really understand
Oh, don’t they hear my heart beating
Or feel the things I can

Lose my mind, let my heart hold sway
In revenge for the crack that widens every day

We all die here one step at a time
I’m alive right now and the night is mine
And I’m clutching tight as if it were my last chance

See my reflection in my drinking glass and smile
Take my heart off the leash and just let it run wild
I’ve got a gift for the world I keep hidden in my pants
So come up and dance

So happy in denial at the kind of life we lead
(We have) everything we want and nothing that we need
In a world that never sleeps there’s no one left to dream
This isn’t all there is it’s just the way it seems

Come up and dance, come up and dance
Come up and dance, come up and dance


from Nightsong EP, released February 15, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Gideon K

Produced by Tom Newman and Steve Fearnley
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Newman and Steve Fearnley

Vocals, Bass, Keys - Gideon K
Drums - Jonathan Miller
Guitar – JB Newman
Femme Supreme – Parisa Roohipour
Trumpet - Mr Pete Benson


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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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