Where the Water Runs Black

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It’s cold as hell come winter
and the floods run in the spring
And the junebugs sing a summer tune
and it drowns out everything
And the lilacs match her purple hair
and every song she sings
Lord, it drowns out everything

Now I’ve seen the sky turn red
not unlike blood runs through a vein
Where she led me ‘cross the water
through those fields of barley grain
And in that broken beat up shack
she swore she’d take away my pain
Like blood runs through a vein

And if you wanted I could take you
I walked that road ‘til the water runs black
I loved that woman but she left me lonely
She broke my heart, lord, she never turned back

The night time brought the frost
and the morning brought the rain
And when I looked about the room
I found my hurt it still remained
For that little love of mine was lost
and my heart could not abstain
From the hurt that still remained

I lost sight of all that spoke to me
and I fell beyond the pines
Washed my hands clean in the river,
let the water clear my mind
But when I awoke to find my hands were darker than the wine
I just fell beyond the pines


She saw them bright lights and tried to follow
And in the darkness those lights called her back
I know she’s out there somewhere beneath the hollow
Where the river runs the mountain side
and the darkness keeps it black
If you wanted I could take you
We’ll walk that road ‘til the water runs black
I loved that woman but she left me lonely
Oh, that woman broke my heart and lord she never did turn back


from From the Stillhouse, released June 16, 2015
Murder Murder, Matthew Wiewel, Ethanol



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Northern Ontario’s Murder Murder are a full string band with suitcase percussion who create a unique blend of bluegrass and outlaw country. Their virtuosic musicianship and evocative songwriting are backed by a wealth of original and traditional murder ballads. ... more

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