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

First played

September 10, 2010

Last played

April 06, 2019

Times played



"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
2019-01-19 The Ogden Theatre
2019-02-01 The UC Theater
2019-03-22 9:30 Club
2019-04-06 Emo's Austin