Friday, August 16, 2019

HEY! LISTEN: John Calvin Abney -- "Kind Days"

John Calvin Abney is one of the nicest people in rock'n'roll, so he would know about kind days. Abney, who's served as a sideman for John Moreland, Samantha Crain, Lee Bains III + the Glory Fires, and Porter and the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes, has a gift for leading his own band. Last year's Coyote was a spacious sojourn into cosmic country as Porter grappled with some of the harshest realities of road life.

Photo Credit: Rambo

In "Kind Days," Abney previews a sunnier vision of the world, one full of acceptance and grace. This gives us a glimpse into Abney's next project, Safe Passage, out on September 27th via Black Mesa Records. While the song has a simple approach, the intentions behind it are not. With the backdrop of a simple picking pattern and transcendent harmonies, Abney reminds us of the importance of hope and gentleness when all seems lost.


"Kind Days" Lyrics

I heard a bird sing it's morning word
past the sirens blaring
I saw it's flight against the dawning light
and smiled while I was staring

Pre-chorus:
It's so easy, it's so easy,
to cover your eyes with feathers and fleece
But we don't need, we don't need
reminders we'll be released

Chorus:
Kind days are coming, warm nights and loving,
may you be there always.
Bad days are leaving, no use in grieving,
here come those kind days.

Certain places, familiar faces
with some years between
Was mad at myself, I blamed heaven and hell,
to send a time machine.

It's so easy, it's so easy,
to cover your eyes with feathers and fleece
But we don't need, we don't need
reminders we'll be released

Pre-chorus

Chorus

Put through the paces and daily races,
you'd rather not be running
but at the end, there'll be a friend,
and the day will be kind and sunny.

Pre-chorus

Chorus

John Calvin Abney -- 

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