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There's a young man walking down a narrow road
With his head bowed down 'neath the weight of the load
Of a heart that burns harder, bound to explode
Because you can't hold back the time

He's been dealing with devils, trading the blame
of a guilty conscience laden with shame
& all he he had to give was a face and a name
But you can't hold back the time

A name is a thing that you must guard well
For names are used for chains in hell
Judas spoke a name and then he fell
Because you can't hold back the time

The old king tied himself to his throne
& said 'step back boys and see how it's done'
& the sea rose up, and guess who won
He was trying to hold back the time

A strong spirit is the armour of the wise
But pride is weakness in strength's disguise
A wooden horse for he who tries
To be Holding Back the Time

The pharaoh spat his wine out and said 'are you telling me
there's frogs in the air and there's blood in the sea
just because a buncha white boys wanna be free?
Well, you can't hold back the time'

A hardened heart is a helpless thing
That beats no tune for love to sing
the bird of time is on the wing
And you can't hold back the time

There's a young man drowning in a sea of fear
For death's black hood draws fearsome near
And no-one in the world is gonna shed a tear
Because you can't hold back the time

In his hooded eye, a flashing knife
swims up the red river of all his strife
That flows like time to the ocean of life
And you can't hold back the time

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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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