Beneath her gleam she's ghostly
As she trawls the crowded rooms
She's searching for her baby
Beneath those crystal moons
She might as well be naked
Though her come-on's just a ruse
There are diamonds on her fingers
And there's Blood in her Shoes

Please walk away more slowly
So I can watch your back
I've gazed at it so closely
Eyes brimming with love's lack
I'm just thinking of your future
I guess I'll hear it on the news
My heart is in my pocket
And there's Blood in my Shoes

We could sit here talking
Until the air turns white
The whiskey built our bridges
But we burned them in the light
I promised in the bedroom
I would seek my purpose true
Like a vagabond I'm walking
With Blood in my Shoes

The singer's voice cracks open
To reveal the song within
To break a sacred promise
Is the one and only sin
The strings have torn his fingers
Every night he bleeds in blues
In your head the music lingers
If there's Blood in your Shoes


from Night of a Thousand Crimes, released February 12, 2014



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JB Newman & The Black Letter Band bring you a shot of Haunting, Bluesy Rock'n'Roll with a surreal poetic twist. 'Like a roadhouse band from a Lynch movie'.

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