Godless Sleep

by Foxy Blues

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Composed and performed by Leslie Fox-Humphreys. Stories and fantasies told of the road and of the heart

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released April 18, 2019

Recorded at Jereco Studios, Crows Death starts with a poem written by Leslie Fox-Humphreys when she was 13 then continues with an interpretation of Llyod Chandler's 'Oh Death'. Come Wander With Me was a song written by Jeff Alexander for an episode in The Twilight Zone called the The Stranger, the composition and half of the verses were created by Leslie Fox-Humphreys to pay homage to the eerie fantasy in the Twilight Zone.

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Foxy Blues, otherwise known as Leslie Fox-Humphreys, is a Singer/Songwriter coming off the road from hopping freight trains, and wandering around the back bone of the Americas with little more than music. With rusted words and broken melodies, down the iron twist of time to bring you her own story through music long forgotten, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Miss Foxy Blues ... more

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Track Name: Godless Sleep
I've seen my life without the soul that longs for lush of sound,
I’ve heard the dreams that it might bring with voice so ‘neath the ground
I worry for the day that plague would cast it in my reach
In the guise of some sweet hope, of vanity to breach

Give me not the loss of love or drag the angels low
Give me not the sight of years to contemplate this blow
Take my sight if only now you leave my ears to keep
I know I’d wither quickly, and drown in godless sleep

For yes I know the grace I’ve held-your grace, I have we’ll reaped
I’ve sinned against my better years to accept no heavenly fleet
I’ve tainted joy among my peers and slit the fateful throat
I’ve duped and tricked that riddler to cross the bridge and gloat

I’ve sunken with the demons for a demon I may me,
But in my life of weakness I wish only to be free.

Take the world now take my freedom,
Wrap the chains around my eyes,
For in my hour of judgement
My souls no compromise

Give me not the loss of love or drag the angels low,
Give me not the sight of years to contemplate this blow
Take my sight if only now you leave my ears to keep
I know I’d wither quickly and drown in godless sleep.
Track Name: So Blue Today
I’m so blue, so blue today
My man done left me, wrought my heart away
That’s why I’m blue, so blue today, so blue today
I gotta hop out, I’m skippin’ town,
This city life has got me down
Because Moloch don’t my back on broken ground

I got nowhere to hang my hat,
My beer disappeared straight from the tap
Because my man, he left me blue, I won’t come back

I’m skipping rocks down highway miles
You’ll see the tail end of my trials,
A mean old while, I won’t see you, because I’m blue

Love dont keep together, keeps shifting apart,
I got nothing left to lose of my heart,
No sky or space to follow can heal any wounds
when I’m cursed by your love to be fooled

Thats why Im blue, so blue today,
My man done left me, wrought my heart away
That’s why I’m blue, so blue today, so blue today

I gotta secret, I ain't gone tell
‘Till you release me from your spell,
My lips are shut, until you freeze straight through my hell

My tongue is sour, from the booze
I woke up twice again without you
Such a bruise, to not have you, that’s why I’m blue

In late September, the winds will change
But I’ll be stuck here with all of the blame
In all my shame, I’ll still be free, I won’t have you

Love dont keep together, keeps shifting apart,
I got nothing left to lose of my heart,
No sky or space to follow can heal any wounds
when I’m cursed by your love to be fooled

Thats why Im blue, so blue today,
My man done left me, wrought my heart away
That’s why I’m blue, so blue today, so blue today
Track Name: I Can Hear The Angels
I can hear the angels call to our demons down below
Trumpet’s boom in shrapnel fire, the battlefield’s aglow
If my lonely hearts a’ beat surely they will know
Stronger will I hear the angels call to them below

My brother’s shed the fateful grin, their eyes forever closed
Ever will I hear the angels call to them below
Their souls not lost, but mine to hold, their names on jaded stone
Ever will I hear the angels call to them below
Track Name: Josiah
Josiah hold my hand,
You’re my only loving man
Josiah hold my hand

After your love, I can be sent up above
So Josiah, hold my hand

He said foolin round is just for fools,
That's why I’ll stick with you
Said you wanna love that’s sweet and strong
Try not to fret so long, Try not to fret so long

He baked the peaches and ate the cream,
He built the damn to break the stream
Split the lid to my emptiness
Swims up close to lift my dress

After your love, I can be sent up above
So Josiah, hold my hand

But like a holy bucket in a junkyard pile,
It's a southern love to suck you dry
That gentle touch won’t ease no pain
But my Josiah’s not to blame

Cause little lucy gave up the fight
Caught her hangin round the trees at night
Picked up her body from the ground
Little lucy didn’t make a sound

And I knew just with that, that I wasn’t coming back,
So Josiah, understand

To hold arose to lay at rest
Despite the trials that ain’t a test
To wither soul right from the vine
And to croak love to passing grime
To never speak to her again,
That baby girl, my disturbed friend
Is such a toll it will defeat
That bought of love that empty seed
Although that girl was defiled greed
I’d pick her up each time she’d plead
Never did I see her bleed,
‘Till that ambulance began to lead her away

Josiah hold my hand
You’re my only loving man
So Josiah, hold my hand

Sometimes I think, but don’t pretend,
That I was not a toxic friend
At night my love still hears me moan,
And cuts the pain right from the bone
And cuts the pain right from the bone

Josiah hold my hand,
You’re my only loving man
So Josiah, hold my man

After your love, I can be sent up above
So Josiah, hold my hand
Track Name: Come Wander With Me
Come wander with me love, come wander with me,
Away from this sad world, come wander with me

Your clothes may be tattered, your mind far from peace,
This old world’s made to shatter, come wander from me

Come wander with me love, come wander with me,
Away from this sad world, come wander with me

He came from the ocean, he came from the sea,
He came from my sorrow, and can only love me

Come wander with me love, come wander with me,
Away from this sad world, come wander with me
Track Name: How Many Horses
How many white horses do you see
Standing tall at my feet?
The world in whole they will deplete
Tell me, how many horses do you see?

Deep in December there’s a chill
Where I’m iron shackled to my still
But I feel no warmth from my full proof swill
I’ve seen the reaper take his fill

This plague came from the ancient seas
Thick fog of rapture in the breezee
Their blackened tongues spit forth disease
Will no one hear my mangled pleas

Soon there will come a time,
Old age will shiver up my spine
Your face will fade ‘way from my mind
And I will leave the world behind

Bury me beneath the ground,
Close my eyes and lay me down,
Release the sins that have been bound
Bury me beneath the ground

How many white horses do you see
Standing tall at my feet?
The world in whole they will deplete
Tell me, how many horses do you see

Tell me,
How many horses do you see?
Track Name: Cold Woman
She’s a cold woman to me
She’s a cold woman to me

And I cry out, and I hope someday she knows
That I just couldn’t take the cold,
And I cry out, and I hope she knows someday
That I just couldn’t take the cold and rain

My body feels weak
I mumble up my words
That house it still does creak,
But I found solace in the birds

I feel empty
Everytime she looks away
But I don’t see
Just how she gets herself through the day

I feel empty
‘Cause I know that smile ain’t for me
And I don’t know
Just how much love she has but can’t show

Was I useless
Everytime you shut the door?
Or was it all the stress
Of feigning joy when there was no more?

If I promise
To be a better man,
Would you respect me?
If not, I can understand

She’s a cold woman to me
She’s a cold woman to me

I was like a child,
swinging round your doorway
Hoping one glance or one minute more
you’d hold my gaze

I was a fool,
blistered and howling at the moon
I couldn't think,
Past the lupins in your garden
When the ground would sink,
To gulp that strong cedar breath in the morning

Spinal tapped pines,
Wipe the angel dust from my eyes
At dawn, I can’t remember
The last time I swung ‘round in your embers

When you told me
‘Hush Child, notice the hours of peace’
But now your hands are
inconclusive in their reach

And I feel like I’m nothing more to you
And I feel like I’m more of a burden than a tool
To fix those desert stares you give me

And I cry out, and I hope she knows someday,
That I just couldn’t take the cold and rain
And I cry out, and I hope someday she knows
That I just couldn’t take the cold

She’s a cold woman to me
She’s a cold woman to me
Track Name: Crow's Death
When I walk near all birds take flight,
Yet I know no bird that caws at night,
‘Cept the haunting cool black crow
Who calls to all demons below,
I shall not count him as a bird
Who sings within the light,
He is the lurking troubled soul
That screams in darkened midnight

Oh Death

Well what is this that I can’t see,
With ice cold hands taking hold of me
Well I am death none can excel
I’ll open the doors to heaven or hell

Oh death, someone would pray,
Wait to take me ‘till another day
The children prayed, the preacher preached
Time and mercy is out your reach

I’ll fix your feet ‘till you can’t walk,
I’ll lock your jaw ‘till you can’t talk
I’ll close your eyes so you can’t see
This very hour come and go with me

In death I come to take the soul
Leave the body, and leave it cold
To rip the flesh off of the frame
The earth and worms both have a claim

My mother came to my bed
To place a cold towel upon my head
My head is warm, my feet are cold
Death is a movin upon my soul

Oh death,
Won’t you spare me over for another year
Track Name: So Are Days
I try not to smoke too much at all no more
or deepen wrinkles that I got from weathered days or from my birth
the bags beneath my eyes are slowly gaining aging mirth,
I feel them cut the lungs that once upon a time were steel
But Son, down tougher roads sometimes they were my only meal

My rampant days are shattered now, I try to take it slow
this love of life’s been empty too for years or so, I know,
with a look exchanged it breaks my mind my body’s wasting,
the labored fruits been rotting through, they aren’t even worth tasting

I try my eyes to sharpen some and let my instincts kick,
but time has taken everything I loved right from my grip


I don’t ask for pity, sure as Hell don’t ask for praise,
But as my steps are falling shorter, I fear so are my days,
And at the peak of stronger lies a weakened awful truth,
That my savage life is over, and my youth has died with you

Old friends all worn left me behind to shoot straight down to the other side
with salty teeth and swelling throat, god bless the few that hailed the goat
who took the time to walk away, and leave me with a hopeless phrase
I wish I don’t cross that divide, or fix my grip on a pale horse ride

Ghost unholy lead the way, don’t leave all doubt to take the reigns
to seize up tight the endless strain, or soften sweat above my veins
my fading guise will mimic death, with open arms just like the rest
someday far off I know I’ll die, and roam to taste the banshee’s cry

When I was born I’s black and blue, of course my mother somehow knew,
that I’d be whisked up by the shrew, and fated with a lonesome view
that somber dust won’t finish all, but scar the wounds ordained to Saul


I don’t ask for pity, sure as Hell don’t ask for praise,
But as my steps are falling shorter, I fear so are my days
And at the peak of stronger lies a weakened awful truth,
That my savage life is over, and my youth has died with you


I know that I’m not built to last, or to escape a burdened past,
but as the light of dawn has cast, hope may not be forsaken
Track Name: Widower's Sleep
You found reason to hold some love some love in me
But I’ve been dead and buried behind that old oak tree,
A ghost of a devil with my chattering teeth
Wrought with roots, I care not to see
I sing for the moment that soon will set me free
With smothered feathers and my tattered tar deep
In my grave, let the roses dream,
As you’re swept to the top of my Widower’s peak
As you’re swept to the top of my Widower’s peak

No book of praise will un-condemn
As I stood upon my fortress and allowed the sins to blend
And I drank all my super, but I do not pretend
That I’m right, but I deserve no friend,
Your voice still lingers deep within my head
Your voice still lingers deep within my head

We were a match no one could break
And we sparked all our demons, all for heaven’s sake
And it kept on burning ‘till you chained me ‘round that stake
And I knew, you were the apple to my snake
Your toxins linger deep within my veins,
Your toxins still linger deep within my veins
Your toxins still linger deep within my veins

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