"Robt Sarazin Blake"

by Robert Sarazin Blake

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Im Jahr 1997 verließ Robert Sarazin Blake das College.
Unter den Einflüssen der Folk Musik seines Elternhauses entwickelte er seine ersten Songs.
Auf den Spuren von Richard Manning, Billy Bragg und Ani Difranco, stellte seine erste Veröffentlichung, des damals erst 18 jährigen Blake, ein Zeugnis der Folk-Punk Bewegung dar.
Die Texte von Robert Sarazin Blake sind beeinflusst durch Autoren wie John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Philip Roth und deren Blick auf Amerika. Blake ist ein exzellenter Beobachter - seine Songtexte machen auf sehr direkte Art deutlich, dass Amerika nicht für alle „das Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten“ ist.

In 1997 Robert Sarazin Blake left college and hit the road.
Under the influence of Folk Music he knew from his parents he developed his first Songs. Following the footsteps of Richard Manning, Billy Bragg and Ani Difranco the first publishment of the, at the time 18-year-old Blake, showed a testimony for the Folk-Punk movement. Robert Sarazin Blake's lyrics are influenced by John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Philip Roth and their views of America. Blake is a excellent observer- His song lyrics, in a direct manner, make it clear that America isn't the land of boundless opportunities.

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released January 16, 2015

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Track Name: Dingle to Tralee
I know no road finer than Dingle to Tralee
Clair by my side my hand upon her knee
She was halfway sleeping we barely talked at all
Just like in Alberta the weather is good there in the fall

The trip has been a fine one
Because the company
Friends have carried me along
I carry them with me

We slipped out of Galway the gig it was a bust
I don’t do what I need, I do what I must
There was a cabin in the Burren and old friend took us in
Dinner was laid out a bed we could crawl in

The trip has been a fine one
Because the company
Friends have carried me along
I carry them with me

She sang ‘Cayote’ I sang ‘oh my shinning star’
One Mitchell then another the songs filled up that car
She took me to see her granny biscuits and tea
My grandmother is dead that meant a lot to me

I know no road finer
than Dingle to Tralee
Clair by my side
my hand upon her knee
Track Name: OK, OK, OK,
Parents getting older
Parent getting ill
I don’t have any kids
I wonder if I will

If I had a second life
Might to things differently
I love the live I have
I love to see what I can see

the freedom of the lonely night
Ok, ok, ok

I’m not 22
I live like I am
No job, no wife, no house
Kiss away the girlfriend

It all could change so fast
Maybe it will
I’m trying to keep a distance
I’m trying to get my fill

the freedom of the lonely night
Ok, ok, ok

Though I try to walk in peace
I’ve broken a few hearts
And there was one I shattered
Believing
Greatness comes from a lonely mind
I’m trying to be good

Anything goes
When your good and gone
I think I know what’s happening
I love it when I’m wrong

Whispers in my ear
For whom the bells chime
A mothers’ voice at sunset
I know its time
the freedom of the lonely night
Ok, ok, ok
Track Name: Our Winter in New York
We called ourselves broke as we ordered another
The booking agents had already booked up our summer
All we had to do was write another darling hummer
In our winter in NY
In our winter in NY

The jam sessions were packed and the after parties after
The Scoresby was backed by bottles of lager
Everyone was trying to write the song that everyone would cover
Cutting the grass of Caleb Klauder
In Our Winter in NY
In Our Winter in NY
When we were finally sleeping in the same bed

No one wrote about politics too boring to bother
The news gave us no clues it was not what we were after
We were all wrapped up in writing songs about each other
In Our Winter in NY
In Our Winter in NY

The bands that came through
Stuck around like glue
The Red Sticks from Laffayette
John Paul Jones John Elliott
In Our Winter in NY
In Our Winter in NY

Everyone was in love
the cold air killed the blues
everyone went home with someone
Silver went home with two
In Our Winter in NY
In Our Winter in NY

Then the sublets got let
Everyone went out on tour
Some went to France and ate the Soup Dejour
The days got warmer
The nights got shorter
Before it got dull
It got over
Our Winter in NY
Our Winter in NY

When we were finally sleeping in the same bed
Track Name: Joy
I gave my love a cherry without any stone
I gave my love a chicken without any bone
I gave my love a baby with no crying
I gave my love a story that knows no end

How comes there a cherry without any stone?
How comes there a chicken without any bone?
How comes a baby with no crying?
How come there a story that knows no end?

Its hard to talk to strangers it’s hard to trust men
Suspicious of anyone Who wants o be your friend

Mother lost it after the divorce
Your brother the closet when you were alone in the house

Husband who controlled you, told you what to where
Where your could eat, how to wear your hair

Your need for love binding you
Your need for love blinding you
Your need for love winding you
Down down down

To blackouts from drinking, stories you wont tell
Tugging on the arm, begging and pleading

But,
It aint nothing
It aint nothing
It aint nothing
compared to your joy

Empty mailbox on holidays and birthdays
Say it doesn’t bother you, you moved away

Grandmother died when you were only 10
No one was around you took your first boyfriend

Years on acid, years on booze
In a could of smoke with nothing left to lose

Father who forgot you, friends who were toxic
The man who took you when you were unconscious

You got mornings you wake up, eyes already crying
Nights you fall asleep swearing you were dieing

Sink full of dishes trash hanging out
Head over the toiled spilling your guts out

Make it go away I would make it go away
If your pain was a dragon with a sword I would slay
Your pain from the past will linger and betray
I just hope it gets a little bit better every day

And,
it aint nothing
It aint nothing
It aint nothing
compared to your joy

A cherry when its blooming is has no stone
A chicken when its pippin it has no bone
A baby when its sleeping know no crying
The story that I love you knows no end

Still,
It aint nothing
It aint nothing
It aint nothing
compared to your joy
Track Name: Maxine
Maxine didn’t have a garden she lived in a condo
Came over to my house after school and we’d go

Walking for cans, looking for cans

So punk-rock wasn’t new to me my grandma dived in dumpsters
Brought home treasures for the family-My father shook his head
As she offered him a beer-found in her favorite place
Drink up she said-there’s nothing wrong with it

I learned class from my grandma, what you offer me I’ll take it
I learned it from my Grandma

When Maxine grew up her parents weren’t around
She rooted for the underdog-whenever there was a game on
She gave me a drink at 13-said if its all-right with you father
She drank Manhattans,-it’s all-right with me

I learned it from my Grandma,
It’s never really too early

Maxine taught me god is love it lead to confusion later on-When I met Christians
she helped me light a candle on the alter
the church was dark and cool
there were mostly old people there and after church we’d go

walking for cans, looking for cans
learned stewardship of the land
collecting cans

At her funeral the priest he had written a poem
Entitled Tin Can Lady, she was somewhat well known
I think of her often and every now and then
I get the urge to get pick up a ________


In school they teach you if we all act in our own self interest
It will be best for everyone involved

I learned resistence from my grandma
Tell my teachers I don’t believe you

I leaned it from my Grandma
Track Name: New Life
In your new life I hope that you will be
Free from the demons that ravaged you
When you were loving me

In my new life I hope that I will do
The things I thought I couldn’t
Because I was loving you

Because I was loving you

In your new life don’t forget your old stories
Don’t let them get you heavy
Just let them be

I my new life I won’t walk with regret
Wondering what we’d be
If I had never left

If I had never left

In your new life I hope you will be kind
To those who are kind to you
Don’t act as though is was all meant for you

In your new life I hope you will be gentle
With your body and your mind
Take it easy in time
Just like it was when you were mine
Harshness all the time

Harshness all the time

In my new life I hope I am more patient
Than I was when I was with you
Open the window
Let the trouble blow through

Let the trouble blow through
Track Name: Sister
When my sister joined the army there was little I could say
I ‘d made my point clear many times along the way
I let her have on Christmas
And once on her birthday
When my sister joined the army there was little I could say

When my sister joined the army my mothers heart it fell
Down to the bottom of a dark ancient well
Hard to watch your first born
Go sign up for hell
When my sister joined the army my mother heart it fell

My sisters father was an airforce man he flew in Vietnam
Aircraft carrier napalm bomb
My sister never knew her father
He died when she was young
Before she joined the army

When my sister joined the army it was 2005
The mission had not been accomplished the president had lied
Somebody had millions
Somebody sister died
When my sister joined the army in 2005
To help your neighbor is a beautiful thing
To serve your country let the choir ring
But its best to know who your serving
Before you take the gun

When my sister joined the army there was little I could say
I’d made my point clear many times along the way
When my sister joined the army
My mothers heart it fell
Down to the bottom of a dark ancient well
Track Name: The Words
The mystery of love and the roads we all have known
Ivey on the douglas, spruce and the madrone
You get to feeling comfort
And you hate to be alone

The words: that you said to me

Inside meaning
Little turn of phrase
Designed to combine
Elude the strangers gaze

San Juan City,
The Straights
The Everglades
The morning paper
The shakes and promenades

The words: that you said to me

Every couple has their cuddle
Language that they use
Spoken unspoken
unknown to me and you
The tone
the pace
the sentiment
the hue
All but forgotten
when the coupling is through

the words: that you said to me
Track Name: Butte, MT
The sun was just breakig over the Montana rockies
As I passed anaconda and headed back east
Coming into butte my backside was aching
Though I’d been welded right there to the seat

Finding a place in Butte MT
At 5am isn’t easy to do
But I saw the neon and with some trepidation
I figured that it just would have to do

I was thinking
Isn’t it amazing what they’re doing with plastics
If I hadn’t of known better I’d of thought is was wood
The whole world is changing and I know it scares you
I know you’d stop it if only you could

She was sitting at the edge of a formica counter
Gazing at the blender with a souful blank stare
Per pantsuit was made of checked polyester
It clung to her bulges and set off her white hair

She ordered coffee and when no one was looking
Took out a pint from her oversized purse
Poured out a strong on replaced the bottle
Took a long pull and let out a low curse

I was thinking
Isn’t it amazing what they’re doing with plastics
If I hadn’t of known better I’d of thought is was wood
The whole world is changing and I know it scares you
I know you’d stop it if only you could

My omelet came it was made with velvetta
I wondered if the eggs had ever been laid
She got up from the counter
Walked over to my table
Carrying a photo of one of her better days

There were to people in that black and white photo
Two in the uniform of the army aircorp
And two young women I guess she was one
That was the night before they all went to war

She talked of that night and the years that came after
And the young man who never came home
How all her good times were now mostly bad times
How she can’t get over feeling alone

I was thinking
Isn’t it amazing what they’re doing with plastics
If I hadn’t of known better I’d of thought is was wood
The whole world is changing and I know it scares you
I know you’d stop it if only you could


I watched her eyes and they moved slowly
From the counter to the floor and then over to me
I tried to listen but she wasn’t quite talking
She wandered back over to her counter seat

Back at the counter she forgot about the coffee
Poured out another one stronger than before
Took a long pull then told the waitree
Nothing is worth a damn anymore

Waitress nodded and made some more coffee
Wiped up a splill from off of the floor
As I got up from my talbe
She laid her head on the counter
I waved she smiled and I walked out the door

I was thinking
Isn’t it amazing what they’re doing with plastics
If I hadn’t of known better I’d of thought is was wood
The whole world is changing and I know it scares you
I know you’d stop it if only you could