River of Sin

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Featuring:
Flora Ioannidi: backing vocals
Elina Ragoussi: backing vocals
Loukia Soupouli: backing vocals
Flora Noutsou: backing vocals
John Hardy: pedal steel guitar

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River of Sin

A black space yawns under my skin
Its claws I can feel deep within
My heart’s growing cold, it’s all covered with mold
And no love can bring me release

Oh, my soul – it ain’t gonna shine
No matter how hard I may try
No glory-bound train, but sorrow and pain
So, my soul – it ain’t gonna shine

There’s still something, as long as it hurts
There is hope if it painfully burns
So let those walls climb up high, let them hide the blue sky
Let them veil the black river of sin

The sky brooding quietly on my grief
My walls I have built high and thick
No light’s coming in, and no light’s going out
My wounds keep on feeding the clouds

Been down in the valley to pray
To wash all my troubles away
For my soul’s adrift on the billows of sin
Been down in the valley to pray

(Shaken and tossed by the fires of sorrow
Broken and plagued with no strength from within
Nurture your soul with the love of sweet Jesus
You don’t have to cross the black river of sin)

Got down on my knees
I couldn’t hear nobody pray
Oh, my wretched soul ain’t gonna shine

I’ve been trying to ride that train
Lord, that glory-bound train
I’ve got wings but I cannot fly away

Is it dark and I can’t see?
Oh, he ain’t waiting there for me
I still have to cross the river all alone

Cast my burden on the Lord
Is this there where I belong?
But my soul, but my soul ain’t gonna shine

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from Pilgrimage, released January 31, 2017

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Penny Dreadful formed in March 2010 in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the Australian and American alternative scene, as well as Americana and Country music, Penny Dreadful’s sound is sometimes electric and wild while other times it is eerie, dark and dreamy. ... more

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