Music & lyrics: Stephen Stills
Artistic direction: Gaëdic Chambrier
You may hear extracts from "You was born to die" Blind Willie McTell and "Berta, Berta"which is a traditional work song. The man who's talking is Isom Moseley an old slave talking about his life in the South of America.
Four and twenty years ago, I come into this life,
The son of a woman and a man who lived in strife.
He was tired of being poor and he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more.
A different kind of poverty now upsets me so.
Night after sleepless night, I walk the floor and I want to know- why am I so alone?
Where is my woman can I bring her home? Have I driven her away? Is she gone?
Morning comes to sunrise and I'm driven to my bed.
I see that it is empty and there's devils in my head.
I embrace the many colored beast. I grow weary of the torment, can there be no peace?
And I find myself just wishing that my life would simply cease.
track released November 17, 2017
Gaëdic Chambrier: guitar, resonator guitar, weissenborn, bass, drums, organ
Alain Oddoz: vocals
Raoul Tellier: slide guitar