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by C. Gibbs



this track is about the acceptance of death and suicide in some cases of a loved one. Coming to terms accepting that and the various methods of reinventing the person who has left this world through relationships with others



where went my shadow behind the moss of ever conniving streams
wallow in chapels not my style but neither could be my speed
challenging obstacles thrown upon the old conveyor’s eyes
eyes darting like stalin in a way you could never sympathize

come back you ladybird
i can see the skin in your teeth
the lightning between your eyes
wasn’t put there by only me

trying to get a handle
how i drifted out of all your frames
I never was steeped in all the flavors flowered from your veins
a trifle unstable in our time
was tethered to the fiend
the past years before me
finally came to be beneath my feet

come back you ladybird I can see the skin in your teeth
the lightning between your eyes wasn't put there by only me.
So pull back your lazy fur
I will dive into your hazels deep.
It's all an imperfect church but the worshippers get what they need

They pissed on all the rules
sheltered what they could
they give into the common state
They'll read whats on your stone
you wont have died alone
they'll mention you by name but hey..

Come back you ladybird , I can see the skin in your teeth
(come back you ladybird)
the lightning between your eyes wasn't put there by only me
(the lightning between your eyes)

So pull back your lazyfur
(pull back your lazy fur)
I'll dive into your hazels deep
It's all an imperfect church but the worshipers get what they need
(it's all an imperfect church)
So come back you ladybird
(come back your ladybird)
I can see the sun in your eyes
the lightning beneath your wings
(the lightning beneath your wings)
came to you sooner than your time.


released November 1, 2019
Music Lyrics- Christian Gibbs
Production- He Arrived By Helicopter
Artwork, Graphics and Photo- Motherwell Johnston
Philip Sterk- pedal steel
Tim Kuhl- drums
Matt Brandau- bass
C. Gibbs- guitars, piano, vocals
Motherwell Johnston- back up vocals and shaker
Ken Rich plays shaker and Tambourine

recorded basic tracks at Trout Recording by Bryce Goggin
Assistant engineer- Adam
Overdubs done at Gibbs upstate abode in Western Catskills: Screaming Eagle Ranch

Mixed by Ken Rich at Grand Street Recording
Mastered by Nocholas Bolton / Holy Tapes Mastering




C. Gibbs California

C. Gibbs 8th album " Tales from the Terramar" is his latest release . He has released over 15 albums under different monikers (Lucinda Black Bear, He Arrived By Helicopter, The Droves) .
He is currently on tour in Switzerland with his longtime backing European backing band “ The Handsome Two”

Come to Switzerland in Sept 2023 to catch them live
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