Love's In Vain

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A pretty country lament for lost love.


Your heart is a diamond,
My heart is a flame.
But a love out of season,
Is a love with no name.

The heavens grew weary,
Then faded to black.
In that moment I knew,
We could never turn back.

Smiles made of shadows,
Gave you away.
Yet still I wanted you to stay.

'Cos I stole the sky for you,
Cheated and lied for you,
Threw down my pride for you,
And laughed at the shame.
I sold my soul for you,
Turned lead to gold for you,
Would have grown old for you,
But all my love’s in vain.

I turn my face to the sky ,
It's tattooed by rain.
No songs of innocence,
Help me to carry this pain.
Time’s river goes flowing,
Leaving me on the track,
And just like a river,
Time will never flow back.


from Left Hand of Darkness, released August 8, 2013
Roger Hurn: acoustic guitar & vocals
Alex Marshall: electroacoustic guitar & vocals
Dan Cooper: bass guitar & vocals



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Greenstick trace their origins to a rock & roll band. Alex took up the drumsticks of his late father to complete the reunion of the fabled Grim Down South. Soon after Alex and Roger (GDS bass player) grabbed guitars to form a dynamic songwriting partnership with singer Hayley, whose songs range from driving to whimsical with memorable lyrics and sweet harmonies. ... more

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