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Audible Sigh 21​-​Song Deluxe Edition

by Bill Mallonee & Vigilantes of Love

RESPLENDENT by bill mallonee yeah i remember the dark clouds raining dust for days on end blew all the earth out to california and just left us here with the wind in desperate times you know everybody's part but it's your own lines you're like to forget 'til what you were meets what you've now become grins and says "hey, haven't we met" lost my firstborn that winter and my wife on the first day of spring and so i poured my sweat into the earth yeah to see what that harvest would bring and i remember howling fury just like a plague of locusts egypt's punishment for sins of pride is that now what has come over us how much of this was meant to be how much the work of the devil how far can one man's eyes really see in these days of toil and trouble honey we're all resplendent yeah honey we are all thrift store i'm like a wino with a twenty dollar bill yeah forever and eternally yours i can make you promises if you don't expect too much yes and i will run the distance if you'll please please excuse my crutch how much of this is failing flesh how much the course of retribution my my how loudly we plead our innocence long after we've made our contribution
Starry Eyed 04:27
Black Cloud O'er Me Run Time: 3:27 Written by Bill Mallonee for CyBrenJoJosh (BMI) ©2000 well i've got things in this suitcase i'm carrying well i've got things some of them you can't see and the others let's pretend they're of no consequence yeah i've always had this black cloud over me when the ground you stood upon is giving way under the rip tide and flood of a cold sea yeah and your heart keeps making tracks to where it shouldn't be going back yeah i've always had this black cloud over me yeah and pride she's a pit of many snakes and reason well she's still the devil's whore though the cannon ball may fly and the sabres baptize well turn the eyes of faith upon the Lord and some will shake off the sloth of faithlessness while others simply languish in their sleep me i just fight to stay awake yeah i've always had this black cloud over me
Solar System Run Time: 3:39 Written by Bill Mallonee for CyBrenJoJosh (BMI) ©2000 come in here and have a taste yeah what's one more hopeless case when your short wave dies and there's no one to listen and the stars going cold in your solar system well her lips were red and her hair was brown yeah feeling like the luckiest kids in town she said "i'll follow you boy to the ends of the earth" said "i'm not going that far for what it's worth" and i really love to see you like this the moonlight dripping off your fingertips off your fingertips well put all your love where it hurts the most expect a little visit from the Holy Ghost but when your short wave dies and there's no one to listen the stars going cold in your solar system



"Quite possibly one of the best Americana records of the 90's. No, make that "best records," period." ~ Paste magazine

All songs: Bill Mallonee
Produced & mixed by: Buddy Miller
"Room Despair" EP produced by Bill Mallonee
engineered by: Tom Lewis


released July 4, 1999

Bill Mallonee: songs, vocals, guitars, harp
Ken Hutson, Lead guitars, bgvs, pedal steel, mandolin
Jake Bradley: bass
Brady Blade: drums
Kevin Heuer: drums
Julie Miller: bgvs
Emmylou Harris: harmony vocals on "Resplendent"
Buddy Miller: guitar on "Now as the Train Pulls Away," mando-guitar on "Resplendent."


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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 80 plus albums over a 30 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "Lead On, Kindly Light" is a 23song double Cd released Feb 2020.
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