BLACK BY DAY, RED BY NIGHT

by cult of wedge

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A NOD TO THE FOLK OF THE BLACK COUNTRY, AND IN PARTICULAR, MY HOMETOWN. OS GRID REFERENCE SO9687

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STANDING ON THE TOP OF TURNERS HILL
TAKING IN THE TWILIGHT AIR SO STILL
I LOOKED ACROSS THE VALLEY AND THE LIGHTS CAME ON
IN ALL THE VILLAGES AND TOWNS
AND I WONDERED WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
WITH THE SATANIC MILLS AND THE FIRE GLOW
WHEN THE DEVIL GASPED AT THE AWESOME SIGHT
OF FACTORIES HURLING FLAME INTO THE NIGHT

CHARLES DICKENS WAS IN FACT COMPELLED TO WRITE
OF THEIR PLAGUE OF SMOKE THAT OBSCURED THE LIGHT
WE ARE A CURIOSITY IN THE EYES OF SOME
BUT WERE GONNA PROTECT OUT BIRTHRIGHT

WE ARE BLACK BY DAY AND RED BY NIGHT
WE WERE FORGED IN THE HEART OF THE FURNACE FIRE
AS SOLID AS THE ROCK THAT THEY BLASTED FROM THIS HILLSIDE
AS SMOOTH AS CUT GLASS, AND AS SHARP AS NAILS
AS STRONG AS ANY LINK IN TITANIC CHAIN
PROUD OF THIS HISTORY FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

AND IM DRIVING ON THE ROADS THAT MY FATHER LAID DOWN
ON THE VERY SAME STONE THAT HIS FATHER QUARRIED OUT
AND IM HOPING THAT MY GENERATIONS TO COME
MIGHT STILL SING THIS SONG
SO LETS PLANT THE FLAG ON SOLID GROUND
AND FLY IT HIGH ACROSS THESE PRETTY REDBRICK TOWNS
FROM THE BEACON, TO THE CASTLE, ON THE HILL,
AND ALL AROUND

WE ARE BLACK BY DAY AND RED BY NIGHT
WE WERE FORGED IN THE HEART OF THE FURNACE FIRE
AS SOLID AS THE ROCK THAT THEY BLASTED FROM THIS HILLSIDE
AS SMOOTH AS CUT GLASS, AND AS SHARP AS NAILS
AS STRONG AS ANY LINK IN TITANIC CHAIN
PROUD OF THIS HISTORY FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

SOME PEOPLE LOOK ON US AS THEIR POOR RELATIONS
THEY SAY WERE SAVAGES OF BLACK DESOLATION
BUT THATS OK, WE DONT NEED THEM ANYWAY
SO HERE COMES THE REFRAIN.....

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released 15 June 2015
WRITTEN, PERFORMED, PRODUCED, AND PONDERED ON BY PETE HACKETT. WRITTEN AND RECORDED AT BRIKHAUS BUNKER STUDIOS, ROWLEY REGIS, THE BLACK COUNTRY, ENGLAND, IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, IN THE YEAR 2015

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cult of wedge Rowley Regis, UK

CULT OF WEDGE..... Is the musical alter ego of Pete Hackett.
Its a bit like a car crash involving members of - E.L.O, Genesis, Human League, Kraftwerk, Motorhead and Yes. With John Shaft and Starsky and Hutch being the first on the scene, with Beck and Air driving the ambulances! ... more

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