Sarah June: In Black Robes
Sarah June - In Black Robes 
CD 2010 | Silber 076
13 tracks, 39 minutes
$12 ($14 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~98 megs))
She has a pretty pixie voice, & she whispers & sings in tune, with a blend of seduction & childish naivete - tone-wise, not lyric-wise, as her lyrics are efficient & poetic. June accompanies herself simply at the acoustic guitar. Honest & enjoyable. Some of these melodies will etch their path in my brain after only two listens Iím sure.
~ Monsier Delire

: Listen to the track Cowboy
: Press release

Track Listing:
Cowboy, Crossbones in Your Eyes, Judgment Day, From My Window High, The Reaper, Bluesy Melody, Brand of Bitterness, Paper Lantern, In Your Chevrolet, Motown, Sally Go 'Round the Roses, Fencepost, 'Til You Hit the Pavement

cowboy:
button up your coat, winter wind's pretty cold this evening
she said "yeah i've been out today and it's not cold it's freezing.
saw my whole conversation on the air, didn't really want to share
but they made me...
tried to bend my words like i bend a string
but hard as i tried i couldn't bend anything"

and i woke up to a photo-negative landscape
and i reached over hoping to find your familiar shape
and i took up smoking 'cuz i wanna be a cowboy
i'm so tough i'm gonna self-destruct it's poetry

i triple-tied my steeltoe boots 'cuz i'm leaving
she says "what can i do?" i say "give me a story worth believing"
you know you bend your words like you bend a string
but hard as you try you can't bend anything

and i woke up to a photo-negative landscape
and i reached over hoping to find your familiar shape
and i took up smoking 'cuz i wanna be a cowboy
i'm so tough i'm gonna self-destruct it's poetry

and this is all i want, this is all i need
the late afternoon stripes painting stripes on the bed sheets
and i'm wearing nothing but a bath-towel-turban
and i'm closing my eyes to hear the highway humming
and you know i like the way you wear those ripped-up jeans
you know, i like that you know what i mean when i say
"you are so utterly human"
but love is just timing and you were a little too late
and i'm still trying to find that river
so i can skate away
_______
in your chevrolet:
skull and bones
i'm alone
phone never rings
dial tone's lonely moan
is comforting

you got a diamond
i got a spade
you're gonna sparkle
i'm gonna dig a grave
and then pray

on my knees....

in your chevrolet
we drank tanqueray
'til the road and sky
had no horizon line

and you had a diamond
i had a spade
you're gonna sparkle
i'm gonna dig a grave
and then pray

on my knees....
(oh on my knees)
________
'till you hit the pavement:
the highway is drawing me in
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin

wanna catch a train, go down south
feel the summer wind in my mouth
the highway is drawing me in
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin

have we found perfection?
or just distractions?
i am a fraction of an inch from caving in.

and those wheeling seasons
they grind down to the bone and then they
spit you out and spin you 'round and keep you up all night
this is what i look like, i've been screaming in my sleep for six days
welcome to mass-confusion, all my fine-lines have been frayed

have we found perfection?
or just distractions?
i am a fraction of an inch from caving in.

i used to sum up life with one statement:
you don't know you're falling 'til you hit the pavement
my life cracked open wide, wide, why?
am i caught between ground and sky
i am caught between ground and sky
we are all caught between ground and sky.

have we found perfection?
or just distractions?
i am a fraction of an inch from caving in.

the highway is drawing me in
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin
time's running out, the gravel's thin
_________
from my window high:
magnified
from my window high
i study you
while you tie your shoes

you don't see me
across the street
a convex lens
lets me in

and i love you more
than the girl on the second floor
i know she talks so sweet
but look how she shuffles her feet
she don't love you

draw a card
the queen of hearts
is this a sign
that you are entwined with me?

but i love you more
than the boy with the metal heart
i know he shines his shoes
but he can't sing the blues
he don't love you

magnified
from my window high
i study you
while you tie your shoes
_________
judgment day:
a hooded man with a bony hand
he pointed to me one day
before i knew there was no turning back
i was on my way to judgment day

and now i'm just a lonely skeleton
in my coffin black
singin' love songs to the grim reaper
i hope he brings me back
oh yeah

'cuz i ain't all dead
no not in my head
and not in my soul
no i ain't all dead
no not in my head
i ain't gonna pay that toll

a hooded man with a bony hand
he pointed to me one day
before i knew there was no turning back
i was on my way to judgment day

and now i'm just a lonely skeleton
in my coffin black
singin' love songs to the grim reaper
i hope he brings me back
oh yeah

'cuz i ain't all dead
no not in my head
and not in my soul
no i ain't all dead
no not in my head
i ain't gonna pay that toll

oh no
oh no