Black Elk Speaks (Todd Sheaffer, lyrics - Todd Sheaffer, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Brady Rymer, music)

First played

September 10, 2010

Last played

March 30, 2017

Times played

183

Lyrics/Notes

"white heat, was on our tracks and the four legs on the run
white heat, on our back and burning like a sun
we walked, walked til there was nowhere left to go
we walked, many fell down, bloody in the snow"

"white heat was on our tracks and growing to a flood
white heat was on our backs and speaking like a gun
we fought, fought 'til there was nowhere left to go
we fell, a pool of red 'neath passing wheels of mud and snow"

Black Elk, I did not know then how much was at an end
Black Elk, I see it now from the high hill of old age
Black Elk, I see the people scattered along the gulch
Black Elk, I see it now as when I saw with young eyes

and I see....something else died in the bloody snow
I see...a people's dream died there;
it was a beautiful dream
It was a beautiful dream

Shows played

2016-01-16 The Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club
2016-01-22 Granada Theater (Dallas)
2016-01-30 The Pageant
2016-02-18 Wilma Theater
2016-02-24 Domino Room
2016-03-10 Union Transfer
2016-03-26 The Fillmore - Denver
2016-08-05 The Festival at Sandpoint
2016-08-20 Hot August Music Festival
2016-09-22 Bogart's
2016-09-29 Rex Theater
2016-10-15 The Farm
2016-10-26 Higher Ground
2016-11-26 Sherman Theater
2016-12-30 Revolution Hall