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DISASTERS is our debut album.


released June 4, 2010

Recorded by Black Water at Act of God, Jersey City NJ.

Mixed by Adam N. Copeland in the woods of Lafayette NJ and with Gerry Griffin IV at Temple of Tunage in Verona NJ.

Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering in Ringwood NJ.

Words and Music by Black Water © 2010 Lifetime Ban LLC



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Black Water Jersey City

Black Water lived by the jam, and died by the jam.

2009 - 2013

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Track Name: In The Wild
Sweaty palms and clenched teeth
We scrape the earth with our hands
And tread upon it with our feet
It moves slowly
While the week does its damage by day
I'm pushing buttons for someone else
And you're somewhere out there
In the wild by yourself

At night we hide, we take cover
We speak the oldest words
No language, all meaning

Time's so slow it's backwards
On my evening drive.
At home we scrape our change together to see
If it will shine
This life between
Lies is what we need
Going out separate,
Forgetting to wear our rings.

But at night we hide, we take cover.
We speak the oldest words
No language all meaning

Come on, take out your summer dress,
It's warm enough in the house.
I know outside the snow is falling, but
The furniture is on fire on the stove
We speak the oldest words
No language all meaning
And we call upon each other to interpret.
Track Name: On A Grid
We set our lives up on a grid
We got our schedules ready
We brought consultants in
Their findings were what we expected

Oh, this is my life

We are
We are broke
We are broken, broken
We've broken up into functional teams to increase our productivity

Oh, this is my life

I've got a job to do

Don't leave me out
Track Name: Arizona
I don't believe in revolution
When martyrs die, they die alone
God can see what they did to my country
He can see what they did to my home

Mother sleeps in crushed white stone
And father patrols the southern wall
Stars shed the light of a million years ago
Someone please hear my call

I believe in retribution
When soldiers die they die for us all
I don't care where my soul ends up
For it's hell where I've been for so long

I'd rather die terrified
Than live another day in fear
I'll live on in the hearts and minds of those
Who stand behind here

Quietly I enter the market
In the open Arizona sun
I say a silent prayer to Jesus
It's too late for me to run
I doubt that he will hear me
It hasn't happened yet
I reach for the button on the inside of my coat
Track Name: Black Water Song
I've seen and done a lot in my time
Somethings that would make your eyes go blind
Reject the world for nothing at all
Reject the light for darkness' fall

I trembled, I fell.
I trembled, I fell, I wept.
I trembled, I fell, and I wept.
I regret ever going back.

I've seen the sky turn black
As the horizon boiled the clouds
A last gasp for air choked by red
I've seen the living walk over the dead

If we keep singing
Our black water song
Before long
We just might make it out

I remember the day it finally rained
We took off our jackets
And stripped off our flak
I remember the day it finally rained
But when the sky fell
It was black

I remember on my first day home
It decided again to rain
I walked outside
And let it soak into my clothes
I remember saying
I'm not going back again
Track Name: Drugstore Model
She was a drugstore model
Standing inside the window
Never worry about paying the rent
She was cold lean and formless
Dressed up like a stewardess
People staring as they pass her by
But I

Got to get my picture taken now
Never met a bottle I didn't like

She was a rock star model
Standing outside the window
Smoking someone else's borrowed cigarette
She was cardboard and formless
Dressed up like an heiress
Everybody knows she's not paying her dues

I think I pulled into whatever she's selling
I think I got fooled into whatever she telling
Me to believe
Like I had a chance
But really there was nothing behind the display
Track Name: Oh My God
She was so god damned pretty
She could have been mine
I often ask you to stay my hand
but why didn't it work this time

Why didn't you stop me
With your hand from above
With your everlasting love

If everything we do is up to you
and everything we say is on your tape
Then what the hell are you waiting for

Heathen generals and lying hands
Death and pestilence all across your land
Everything you gave us is something that you took
But all you really gave us is your little black book

You can make wine from the water
and turn bodies into bread
But can you turn chaos to order
And spill the black blood from our heads?
Track Name: 7 Years
You're tired all the time
All you do is sit and stare
I can feel you but you aren't there
Cars on the screen
Loop round and round
You fit in just swell in this factory town

You sing to me at night
but all I do is dream
of lives I might have lead
without you in between
You sing to me at night
but all I do is dream
Sometimes things aren't as they seem

I lose five on the track
for each ten I make
I've got a feeling this was a big mistake
When you see me
You look down at the floor
well it can't hurt too much to lose once more

We stick to the vinyl in my car
as I drive you home we watch the orange glow
of our setting yellow star and you
Sing to me at night but all I do is dream sometimes things are exactly as they are

The sky turns purple when the sun gets to sinking
My face turns red and you know I've been drinking
That look on your face means you can tell what I am thinking
Don't look back, I won't be waiting