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Closed Eyes and a Setting Sun

from Two Suitcases by Joshua Fialkoff

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Closed Eyes and a Setting Sun

Lightning tore the curtains
Off a dark and desperate sky
The townsfolk rushed for cover
As the sleet began to fly
A little boy ran once the storm began
And his father followed close behind,
But runnin’ won’t get you nowhere
When there ain't nowhere to hide

It's too late now, lord, don't you see what we have done?
We've been trading in lies and we bought ourselves a setting sun

The preacher asked forgiveness
As he fell upon his knees
The rain dripped down his forehead
To meet the tears upon his cheeks
Please, oh lord, won’t you help us
In this, our time of need?
“We'll change,” he said, but he recognized
The pretense of his plea


Towers succumbed to the rumble
Of the ground that shook below
Whole towns turned to rubble
As the earthquakes took their toll
Once, the wind it whispered
A message we all ignored,
But now that same voice is shouting out
These grave and final words


"Thank you to our home. You will surely outlast us. I’m sorry for how we’ve treated you." - Joshua Fialkoff


from Two Suitcases, released November 16, 2019
Music and lyrics by Joshua Fialkoff

Joshua Fialkoff – vocals, piano, claps
Ross Bellenoit – guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Matt Keppler – bass guitar, double–bass
Alex Maio – drums
Eli Winderman – organ

Ryan Calloway - album cover
Devon Rowland - photography

Produced by Ross Bellenoit
Mixed by Doug Raus
Recorded and mastered by Sean Svadlenak
Additional recording by Jeff Hiatt and Doug Raus
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia


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Joshua Fialkoff Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Josh Fialkoff has been blending his smoky voice and soulful instrumentals for audiences since 2006. His music features a refreshing take on both traditional blues and jazz music as well as modern songs, and his arrangements blend these influences in a way that is neither stale nor abstract. ... more

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