Revolutionary Blues

from Saint Georges Road (Vinyl) by The Black Sorrows

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    Deluxe 12", 11 track version of our latest album. Pressed on 180gm black vinyl and beautifully packaged in a double gatefold cover. Includes all lyrics printed on inner sleeve and download card. The album is Joe Camilleri's 50th career release and the 19th studio album for The Black Sorrows. To celebrate we've included a special souvenir 30 x 30 cm poster-card of album covers from all of Joe's recording projects on one side and old photos on the other side, signed by Joe Camilleri.



    All songs written by Joe Camilleri and Nick Smith
    Produced by Peter Solley

    Includes unlimited streaming of Saint Georges Road (Vinyl) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"There’s no justice in this town"

The band really owns this track. It’s just a lot of fun. Initially, I had a different concept, but we took it into a country/blues/gospel sound. And lyrically, it could be about any time – there could be a revolution brewing somewhere.

lyrics

REVOLUTIONARY BLUES
J. Camilleri (Mushroom Music) /N. Smith (Jesharo Music)

billy told her lover she had to break away
couldn’t stand to be there
one more night or another day
said if you’re comin with me
you better decide real fast
it’s dark on that horizon and
this light ain’t gonna last
well they made it to the border
with no time left to lose
when they crossed on over
billy sang the revolutionary blues
tommy woke up early from a wild and fitful sleep
a nightmare still in his head
an appointment to keep
now someone’s gotta do it
there’s no justice in this town
he strolled on through the main street
and burned the courthouse down
a crowd gathered round
asked him why he lit the fuse
tommy stood there laughin
and sang the revolutionary blues
you may yearn to know your future
but you don’t wanna pay the price
so you turn your back on reason
and listen to some fool’s advice
go stumbling along that track
into a bleak and foreign land
ain’t ever gonna reach shangri-la
unless you make a final stand
love is kind and patient not jealous proud or rude
it says so in the good book
then I guess it must be true
why do we go on hatin
and livin in a world of fear
boxed up for survival
in a poisoned atmosphere
history’s got its heroes
they all had to choose
and if I’m not mistaken
they sang the revolutionary blues

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from Saint Georges Road (Vinyl), track released September 10, 2021
Joe Camilleri - lead vocals
Shannon Bourne - guitar
Mitch Cairns - bass
Tony Floyd - drums
Claude Carranza - guitar
John McAll - piano
Javier Fredes - percussion
Atlanta Coogan - BV's

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The Black Sorrows Melbourne, Australia

Any examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person, Joe Camilleri, a legend in Australian music and leader of two of Australia's most loved bands. After the success of Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons, Joe formed The Sorrows in the early 80's 'for the fun of it’. The Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most successful touring bands. ... more

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