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Across A Cold Black Velvet Sky

by Dan Aaron

This is a creatively eclectic but grounded collection of carefully crafted songs, some of which will surprise you, so get ready: you are about to enter a genre-free zone.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It Would Be You
3:56 $0.99
2. Clementeen
4:19 $0.99
3. Remember I Met You
4:24 $0.99
4. Midnight Rainbow
4:24 $0.99
5. Hated You, Sue
3:34 $0.99
6. Dear Amelia
4:19 $0.99
7. Class Clown in a Party Gown
4:19 $0.99
8. A Jew Talks to the Dalai Lama, e.g.
3:51 $0.99
9. Cracked Love Song
5:10 $0.99
10. Hints
5:16 $0.99
11. When I Wordless
4:54 $0.99
12. The Way of the Fen
4:01 $0.99
13. Pure Abstraction # 1
2:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
According to legend, one day about two thousand years ago, Rabbi Hillel was asked to explain the Torah (the first five books of the bible) while standing on one foot. The way the story is usually recounted, the rabbi spouted some sort of nonsense about the golden rule. Here's what really happened: Hillel stood on one foot and quoted Billy Joel, saying unto the doubters: "I thought I was the Duke of Earl when I made it with a red-haired girl in the Chevrolet; we were keeping the faith." It was in the spirit of this most profound wisdom that I composed the songs on this album.

What better way to illustrate this than to give you a sampling of lyrics from a few of the songs...

My darling Clementeen
You were never any beauty queen
You'd never had a date at seventeen
I had my eye on you

I've heard the beach bums talk about aquamarine
Fading slowly into emerald green
They don't know what these colors mean
Because they have never seen them
Shot across a cold, balck velvet sky
-------------Midnight Rainbow

We smoked in the boys' room
We smoked in the girls' room
Reached third base in the teachers' lounge
Short-sheeted the homecoming queen
We kissed in the girls' gym
We kissed in the boys' gym
Slit-skirted the boys' graduation gowns
And hijacked the dean's limousine
---------------Class Clown in A Party Gown

Well you nailed yourself upon a cross of soap
And you hung it upside down, dangling from a rope
In the village square , the farmers came to see
They scratched their heads, said, "What's she supposed to be?"
I said, "It's just a phase she's going through
She'll be on to something different in a decade or two."
-----------------Cracked Love Song

He caught us at the rally
And he chased us through the alley
Smashing rows of parking meters with his head
His significant other
And his wife and his brother
He swore he'd see the three of us dead
---------------The Way of the Fen

This record does not sound anything at all like John Hiatt, Jethro Tull, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, Buddy Guy, Mahalia Jackson, Eminem, John Coltrane or Frederic Chopin. But if this sounds like a pretty good mix tape to you, you just might want to come for a ride with me across a cold, black velvet sky.



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