Saturday Evening, One Eastertide (single version)

by The Sedatives

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Sit in the dark, with your guilt as a friend, on Easter Saturday.

This track is a taster from our forthcoming album, Sedition, to be released summer 2016.


Saturday Evening, One Eastertide

She had raven hair. She had speedwell eyes.
She pierced my heart. Maybe she could analyse
what just happened to me.

She had speedwell eyes. She had raven hair.
Her smile lit her face like a kerosene flare
on a smoking summer eve.

Three days one summer. Three days of time
in eccentric orbit and walking and rhyme.
She told me how it seemed to bide in the dark
on Saturday evening of Eastertide

How the world holds its breath at the shock of God’s death
and how we all are redeemed.
Surprisingly forgiven, for, truly
Christ is risen.

She had corvin hair and forget-me-not eyes
and nonchalantly waved her hand and swept away the flies
from my mind and her plate of fruit.

Lyric © David Banks 2015: Music © Bjørn Frengstad 2015


released April 26, 2016
Piano by Bjørn Frengstad, recorded at Brygga Studios, Trondheim
Vocal by David Banks, recorded at The Ashgate Manshed, Chesterfield
Melody © Bjørn Frengstad 2015; Lyric © David Banks 2015
Mixed and mastered by Jonny Cole at The Mill Studio, Norfolk

Released by Trousers! recordings (Cat. No. Tro-003)



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The Sedatives Chesterfield, UK

The Sedatives are Bjørn Frengstad and Dave Banks.

They first sung together as members of the mythical "Groundwater Boys" in Trondheim, Norway, and continued to write and play following Dave's return to Chesterfield, UK, in 1998.

They have toured their music throughout western Siberia and selected pubs in the eastern Peak District of Derbyshire.
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