1998/12/31

1998 Gigography



Here is the list of concerts by Joseph Arthur in 1998 *:


1998-02-27 Knitting Factory , New York, NY USA
1998-03-12 Knitting Factory, New York, NY USA
1998-04-18 Mercury Lounge , New York, NY USA
1998-05-02 CB's 313 Gallery , New York, NY USA
1998-05-13 Arlene Grocery, New York, NY USA
1998-10-22 Fondation Cartier, Dijon France
1998-10-23 Le Plan, Ris-Orangis France



* : Here is my source. You should check the amazing work of Xavier & his team !!
The complete JA Gigography is available here : http://lonelyastronauts.com/gigography.html



If you own an audio / video recording and an "unavailable" concert, thank you kindly send me an email to whenyoucryyoureyesarehollow@gmail.com


UPDATED 2018-04-15


LYRICS : Rita


Rita had a relapse 
Into deviant behavior 
I thought I could save her 
But she was sinking too fast 
We danced to Duke Ellington 
Like neither of us had a past 
I never knew where she came from 
And somehow I never even asked 

Rita, weren't you happy all the time (3x) 
Weren't you happy being mine 
With the moon playing through the sky 
In a world passing us by 
I could see the fire in your eyes 

Rita needed love 
But she had no love to give 
And even though she was full of guilt 
She was easy to forgive 
We danced to Duke Ellington 
In the bottom of a cup 
And we want the only way you can 
By completely giving up 

Rita, weren't you happy all the time (3x) 
Weren't you happy being mine 
With the moon playing through the sky 
In a world passing us by 
I could see the fire in your eyes 

Happy being mine 
With the moon playing through the sky 
In a world passing us by 
I could see the fire in your eyes 

When the moon hits the sun 
We will never ever be coming back 
When the moon hits the sun 
We will never ever be coming back 
When the moon hits the sun 
We will never ever be coming back 
When the moon hits the sun 
We will never ever be coming back 
When the moon hits the sun 
We will never ever be coming back 
When the moon hits the sun 
We will never

LYRICS : Betrayed By The Light



I need new hope to get me through 
Hope I got I borrowed from you
In this world where everyone's so afraid
You're either dying slowly or you're quickly be insane

I need new eyes through which to see
Even a blind man sees better than me
Since you left it's all been black and white
I'm afraid of the dark but I've been betrayed by the light

I need new love to love you with
Of the love I had I don't have nothing left
To all my fear you know I gave it away
The devil in my heart has been driving me insane

So now your lover stole your shoes
You're walking in your socks
Policeman in your mind
Keeps on cheapening the shots

Your handcuff to your head
You think nobody could care
And underneath your bed you think
No one knows you're there

In the promised land between torture and repair
Between your memory and all the voices that you hear
Visiting your dreams and ... your pain
The past teaching the present it's loneliest refrain

I think I can hear the voices of the dead
In my memory from underneath the endless ground
Visiting my dream where there ain't no such thing as time
And when I try to scream you know I never make a sound

"I am you" said one dead man to me
I ignored him in my sleep until I woke up in his dream
His ghost jumped in my mind like a sea where I bathed
He flew into my shadow like a bat flies in a cave

I need new dreams to dream at night
A dream of laughter void a fright
My lonely dreaming has turned me grey
First I fall in love with you then you become my prey

Can't find nobody just to do me a favor
Trying to look good in the eyes of the savior
Ever since I was young I heard my soul is in danger
And punishment will come from the hands of my maker

Well we get exactly what we deserve
You're fragile like an egg and I'm exposed like a nerve
Sitting in the sun in all this damaging UV-rays
Wondering when things are finally gonna shake my way

You roll around me gently, gently, gently cracking
Showing me what you need instead of just asking
The sidewalk's so hot if you come out you'll fry
But if you stay in your shell your heart is gonna die

Now the razorblade I hide underneath my tongue
Is there to cut the lie before it's all I become
I guess I'm still looking for my chance to run
Always at the starting gate waiting for the gun