Cloud of Black

Lyrics

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It's stifled
It's jealousy
Plots behind my back
Are all in it
Cloud of black
Cloud of black

North west territories
Wake up pressurised
Every day
In low lying lands
The sight every day
Is cloud of grey
(take me back to the old east baby)
For silver eyes
(cloud of grey)
Lasering my back
Cloud of black


Wake up mesmerised
(crumbling in the skies)
Wake up mesmerised
Crumbling in the skies
See a cloud of white
See a cloud of white
See a cloud of grey
See a cloud of black
Cloud of white
Cloud of white
And I'll have it in a cold glass please
And not a red hot one
Cloud is gone
Cloud is gone
Cloud of black
Cloud of black

Notes

1. The lyrics are terse, but there is something resembling a narrative arc: the singer is alternately repelled and fascinated by the jealousy and vindictiveness of those around him, and at the end the situation is somehow resolved ("cloud is gone"). The song is really about a basic but understated rock riff, on the one hand, and the electronic rhythmic accompaniment on the other. The heaviness of the former seems to invoke the titular cloud, although the song is produced in such a way that the whole is, in terms of volume and emphasis, fairly homogeneous. 

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