Our Lady Of The Harbor

from The Backstage Session by Shiny Shiny Black

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A tale of strong women...

This song was recorded live... sort of. Actually, we had a computer glitch and had to stitch together three different takes, and then overdub the vocals because of an engineering mistake. No fixing, no pitch correction, just as honest as we could get it under the circumstances.


Lay here waiting in the Garden,
Listen for the cool of day.
Flowers lying 'round my darlin',
Sunset breaking through the shade.

Pray for me, return in autumn.
I've travelled over land and sea.
Crossing over River Jordan,
Pick a banjo on my knee.

Were we naked when we lay here?
Cover me up with leaves.
Sweet the taste, your tree of knowledge,
The fruit was hanging over me.

When you look for Sister Wisdom,
will the sorrow make you blind?
Tip the scales of Truth and Justice,
for mercy is my alibi.

Remind the Lady Of The Harbor,
she has the Light, but can not see.
Walk away in to the darkness,
but then come running back to me.


from The Backstage Session, track released May 1, 2012
Nathan Butler, lead vocals, lead guitar, lyrics
Anna Pasquarello, second guitar, background vocals
Bryan Chris, bass
Josh Wakeman, drums

Recorded by Nathan Butler, assisted by Anna Pasquarello.
Recorded at The Goshen Theater on March 20, 2012.




Shiny Shiny Black Goshen, Indiana

Shiny Shiny Black is a growing Midwestern band with the determination to become a must-see act. From the onset the band has taken aim at classic guitar tones (Luke Doucet, Tom Petty) and indie rock sensibilities (Wilco, The Spring Standards). Self-labeled “Coffee-House Rock N’ Roll”, you can expect a highly crafted experience that is simultaneously fun and transcendent. ... more

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