Sunday, March 29, 2009

'Cold Ground ' the title song for True Blood Season One Episode Six

I recently did a Season 2 Spoiler show for my Blogtalk radio show, where we looked at what we might know about the upcoming episode by examining the title song for that episode.

I can't tell you how many emails I received from folks saying they felt so stupid for not realizing that the True Blood episodes were named for songs. It's OK but I thought it might be a good idea to look back at the song, the artist and the lyrics for each of last season's episode title songs.


So let's look back to Season 1, Ep 6: Cold Ground which originally aired : 10/12/2008

Cold Ground by Rusty Truck from the 2003 album Broken Promises

When it came time to record his first album, former Rolling Stone chief photographer Mark Seliger was savvy with his connections. He obviously befriended the right people along the way and his band, Rusty Truck, reaped the benefits. Broken Promises is the fruit of five years' work, a countrified, blues-tinged, no-nonsense rock & roll blend that's real in heart and soul. Rusty Truck gives Seliger the chance to prove himself on another level and it's a pleasant surprise. Having guest spots from the likes of Jakob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson doesn't hurt, but Seliger and co. make it known that this is more than an all-star bash. Broken Promises is a rare occasion, an emotive set of songs that explore genre-blending boundaries that gives back to the basics of rock & roll. From the easy-listening title track duet with Kravitz to the high lonesome gems with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings ("Cival Wars/Luck's Changing Lanes," "Tangled in the Fence"), the band's stripped compositions clue a listener in to Seliger's main intention of telling a story. Broken Promises doesn't do anything new as far as molding country and rock, but it's an honest effort and it's solid. Who knew Seliger was a real artist behind the lens? by MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

Lyrics:
They say that lightning strikes again
It's true a whisper might have done us some good
A big old house to play pretend
Lead you into bitter solitude

Chorus
I come to see you in the night
I wanna see you lying down, into that cold, cold, cold, cold ground

Close the door and turn the key
I locks the door
And it's time to sleep
And all those pretty treasures are deep
Once revealed inside a dream
Diamonds shine on a water's edge
Never make it back from sea
To pray for nothing short of breath
Oh no never do we breathe

Chorus
I come to see you in the night
I wanna see you lying down, into that cold, cold, cold, cold ground

They don't know what they don't see behind closed doors
Is it real or just something we have ignored
When little wings have been clipped and bound
And tied to this cold, cold, cold, cold ground

Chorus
I come to see you in the night
I wanna see you lying down, into that cold, cold, cold, cold ground



1 comments:

Being Brazen said...

great blog :)

Ps - I e-mailed you back