Goodbye Damascus - Live

by The Black Ships

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This collection of bootleg tracks was recorded over a three month period in the colder months of 2011-2012 at:

Valentines (Albany N.Y.)
Northern Lights (Clifton Park N.Y.)
The Trash Bar (Brooklyn N.Y.)
Bogies (Albany N.Y.)


released March 10, 2012

Black Ships at these shows was:

John Gill (Vocal / Guitar)
Shane Sanchez (Synth / Vocal)
Greg Tebbano (Guitar / Vocal)
David Ochal (Bass)
Shane Frasier (Drums 2-3, 5)
Ben Patten (Drums 1,4)
released 10 March 2012



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Track Name: Black Ships
Solomons to the China sea
jungles burn
dead men in trees
you one gun punks
wont work with me
you're royalty until the end

oh lucky Jim
how can you be breathing
we watched from the hill as they walked you away
clouds in the skies
above armies retreating
you 're shot in the the back from both sides

I look out to sea
the black ships are sailing
I wonder if this is worth keeping at all
I cannot explain
why cant we determine
just watching the waves
as they wash up on shore
Track Name: Partisan
cast away in salt spray
no I don't wanna be
I don't want to see it yet
between the lines an absence of style
between the earth and the sky
it goes for miles

said you'd wait
said you'd stay
called it fate
you said a lot that day

name them
bury them
to each his own
come here partisan
I'll show you the road
show you the road

far above the clouds and all
even the strongest fall
the ocean drowns us all

I sail with the black ships
soulless armada
stalking the life and the light up on shore
respect was demanded
forgiveness longed for
set sail in April
forgotten by fall

where will it end
where will it end
where will it end
where will it end
where will it end
Track Name: Legion
down on the sunken road I saw
four bloody horsemen
four of the ones awaiting my call
out of the blue
waving your flag around
out of the blue
never a sound
never a sound

my bones tumble into the breach
weed worn and salt cut
never so peaceful
never at ease

marching your legion
deep into forests full of pain
never in season
never the time to wait out the rain

stand by my Odessa
deep in the black sea
high on the mount
I have been crawling
seeking out something
I cant be without
Track Name: Lost Beach
got the feedback
don't take me back
I want to go there
I want to be there
can you believe me for just once this time
I'm wrapped in silver
I'm hauling the chains
setting the sails again and again
mark the horizon
map out the lines
past to the present
I'm all out of time

why would you take my time away from me
why would you take that time away from me baby
filled the sky with a tropical storm
moving the trees all over

oh its after the walls have fallen
long after the fall
oh its after the walls have fallen
long after the fall
Track Name: Bangalor
never was lonely
I lamented my summer
was closing my eyes
at the first sign of snow

how I long for surrender
these boots of abandon
there must be a way
of letting them go

the setting sun
is pooling blood
flowing forever
until morning comes
lost tonight
I watch the guns light up the sky
when its gone
will all your colours start to run

just bury me please
get me away from here
just bury me please
yeah far away from here
I was waving
not drowning
its all over
all over
not waving
I was drowning
all over
all over
not waving
I was drowning
all over
all over