Gloriously Normal EP

by Black Owls

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Precursor CD single EP of Glorious in Black and Her Normal Courtesy! Different from June '71 versions? Nope, just different cover art. There you go.

The Black Owls are a Rock & Roll band with a riffed up/stripped down sound, simple yet intense, familiar yet beguiling. Heavy beats and biting riffs lined with stealth bass. I don’t know, call it Retro Rhythmic Rock. The kind of music that’s just so good you can’t imagine your friends not diggin' deep into it. - Sara Beiting - CityBeat


released June 8, 2010

David Butler - vocals, drums
Ed Shuttleworth - guitars, keyboards, backing vox
Alan Beavers - bass

Produced by Black Owls (Shuttleworth/Butler)
Recorded/mixed at Cordwoven Nest Studio
Mastered by Brian Lucey - Magic Garden Mastering

lyrics: Butler Music: Shuttleworth
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Black Owls Granville, Ohio

Mennonite glam rock showcasing a certain proclivity to meld the majestic with the pitifully ordinary.

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Track Name: Glorious in Black
It's glorious in black
I just wish it hadn't - fallen on my backbone
and it broke down the 2 tone
but it, kept me alive
It's glorious in black
who'd of thought it would bring down the mayflower
despite all the star power
it's too much to drive

There's two ways to go
but I didn't wanna - go down the wrong way
or rewrite the knee play
'cause I forgot the lines
There's two ways to go
and I thought I should - commit to one path
we fell in the salt bath
I didn't see the signs

your credence set me up as a liar
but you set the stud out to sire
and the black coal dusted sunrise
called me back
but the glorious river of black
gets me back on track....
Track Name: Her Normal Courtesy
Her normal courtesy is to stop in silence
her normal courtesy is to let you speak
her normal courtesies are sad devotions
her tears are falling on the sheet
Her normal courtesies are blind perfections
Her normal courtesies just hide desire
Her normal courtesy is to set the table
Her hidden rage will set it all on fire

Her normal courtesy is to polish the silver
her normal courtesy is to make it shine
her normal courtesy has found the trigger
her slender fingers so divine
Her normal courtesies will tiptoe hallways
her normal courtesies have picked the locks
her normal courtesies are firing blindly
her courtesies have smashed on rocks

blood drips from supple corners of her mouth
it's normal courtesy you see
smoke rolls from barrel burning hot with friction
it's normal courtesy you see
the table's clean and sparkling in the great hall
it's normal courtesy you see
she's made a trail of wax across your corpse but...
it's normal courtesy you see

round lips are pursed and blow across your face
she knows her manners - and she knows her place
her normal courtesies are drenched in grace
her fallen halo stings her face, stings like mace

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