Shine Against The Night

from by Sleepy Tom & Tin Whiskers

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The moon’s gone down / sky holds the stars
Fadin silver and white

You and me in New Orleans / Maybe for the last time

We take for granted / what we love the most / so we lose the things we need

Maybe thats why / on that night
We let you drown in the sea

The bands beginin / I can hear them blow
From Vaughn’s to the Rock and Bowl

They’re swingin us high / They’re swinging us low
We’re hangin on every grace note

Pour us a round / Shine up the brass / Turn up the stage lights

Your black night did fall / but you still got that smile
That shines against the night / shine again tonight

Some say your streets / Are the stage
Where American song was born

Now Your streets are sinkin / and Your stage needs mendin
So the band can keep playing on

The Crescent City / Old Nawlins / Call her what you like

But we need that old town / Like the sun needs the moon
To shine against the night / Shine again tonight

But we need that old town / Like the sun needs the moon
To shine again tonight / Shine again
against the night / Shine again tonight

© 2009 Tom Forsythe


from Sleepy Tom & Tin Whiskers, released March 24, 2016
Tom Forsyther (AKA Sleepy Tom): Guitar and Vocals
Kirk Charles Heydt (AKA Tin Whiskers): Guitar and Keyboard



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Sleepy Tom & Tin Whiskers Raleigh, North Carolina

Tom Forsythe, AKA Sleepy Tom, originally from Maine, has been living in Raleigh / Durham, NC off & on for over 30 years. Among others, he has played with blues artists Big Boy Henry and Slewfoot. 

Kirk Charles Heydt, AKA Tin Whiskers, plays guitar, sax, cello, keys and drums. He lives in California. He has played with Sonny Simmons, Cecil Taylor, Jesse DeNatale & many more.
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