Dick and Jane
3:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of The Week: "Beauty and the Black Sky"

Beauty in the Black Sky

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Folk

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LYRICS

I wake to the sound of the seagulls calling. The sun is still below the mountain range. I hear the captain yelling orders, and the day I know is here again.

The sun burns on my back and the sweat runs down my face. The world marches on at the same pace. Yet my family’s in my mind the entire day. I think about the way we laughed and the smile on your face.

And it makes me fight to stay. And it makes me fight to stay alive, my beauty in the black sky.

Lenny is a man full of hopes and dreams, and he shares each one with me. Most are about his family, where he would rather be. His stories take me back to a better place, even if its just for
awhile. And everyone smiles in spite of themselves, in this time of darkness and need.

And it makes me fight to stay. And it makes me fight to stay alive, my beauty in the black sky.

As sudden as a storm, smoke crashes down and the ship is ablaze with gunfire. The men beside me were brave and strong, but no one saw them backing down. It rages on in total disarray, while smoke continues to blind my way. And the smoke drifts away, and the ship burns as clear as day.

And it makes me fight to stay. And it makes me fight to stay alive, my beauty in the black sky.

Father’s cooking steaks on the grill, and grandma’s baking cookies in the kitchen. My boy’s playing football in the field. This was my family reunion.

The abyss of the night lets my memories flow. Although my sailor friends are in cheer, my mind is like the sky itself, with the stars burning bright in my mind.

CREDITS

lyrics by Molly S, Ian M, & Shy A / art by Tess G / video by Yuri L & Gwyneth S / journalism by Muskaan B / music by Johnny Newman / recorded & mixed by Josh Landis at Old Son Studios

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