Man Down (Bonus Track)

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This song was written for Blue On Black some years ago
now and appeared on the band’s last release ‘Robert
Johnsons Door’.
It was meant to acknowledge all the great and influential
Guitarists that are no longer with us with references to
SRV, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Kossoff, and Robert
Johnson to name a few.
Sadly, since then, there have been more names to add to
that list Gary Moore, Jack Bruce, B.B. King and others.
Including the song in our live set has provoked frequent
requests for a ‘Blacktop’ recording of it so we decided to
include a re-worked arrangement on this release.
We wanted this version to stand up in its own right
compared to any previous release and so we really hope
you like the new arrangement as much as we do.

lyrics

refrain. Yeah like lightning in the dark, like sweet
refreshing rain.
Always in the distance, but never out of sight.
There when you need them, to help you win the
fight.
Songs that inspire, never grow old,
Even though we tire, even though the spirits cold.
Where they come from, and what makes them choose.
That Road less travelled, ignored by me and you.
He “Couldn’t Stand The Weather”, but he’s “Alright
Now”.“Hey Joe” and “The Stealer”, come in to take
a bow.
“Angel Eyes” are watching him, down at “The
Laundromat”, “Voodoo Chile” at the “Crossroads”,
he ain’t never lookin’ back.
Songs that inspire, never grow old.
Even though we tire even though the spirits cold.
Where they come from, and what makes them choose.
That Road less travelled, ignored by me and you.
The light twice as bright last half as, long, as day
turns to night, another man gone,
the light twice as bright last half as, long, as day
turns to night,
Another Man Down, Another Man gone.
He “Couldn’t Stand The Weather”, but he’s “Alright
Now”.“Hey Joe” and “The Stealer”, come in to take
a bow.
“Angel Eyes” are watching him, down at
“The Laundromat”, “Voodoo Chile” at the
“Crossroads”,he ain’t never lookin’ back.
Songs that inspire, will never grow old,
Even though we tire, even though the spirits cold.
Where they come from, and what makes them choose.
That Road less travelled, ignored by me and you.
The light twice as bright, lasts half as long,
As day turns to night, Yeah another Man Gone,
The light twice as bright, lasts half as long,
As day turns to night, another Man Gone
Another Man’s gone, Yeah another Man Gone.

credits

from Presence & Gain, released September 11, 2015
Lyrics - Howe. Music – Howe.
All Guitars, Vocals & Harmony Vocals - Keith Howe.
Drums ,Percussion & Harmony Vocals – Alan Ibbotson.
Bass Guitar – Rob Martin.
Keyboards – Gareth Young

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Blacktop Deluxe Cornwall, UK

New British Blues/Rock Power Trio.
Formed when Keith Howe and Alan Ibbotson got back together (both well known for their previous work in the Band 'Blue on Black'.
"These guys are Rockin' The Blues in the new Brit' Rock style"..
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