supported by
/
  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The original printed compact disc which features 15 tracks (abridged digital version now only contains 10).

    Includes unlimited streaming of From Telegraph Hill via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 250 

      $9.99 USD

    You own this  

     

about

My cousin was nearly killed one night in Chicago, attacked by somebody while walking out side of a bar (case continues to unresolved). I'm happy to say that he's alive and well today, but it was a very long time of recovery and a miracle that he's OK. I wrote this song the day after this happened, and the lyrics fell into place as the months went by.

lyrics

Who cut you down outside the bar?
With a steel blue pipe beneath his arm?
It's been almost thirteen weeks gone by
Who cut you down and left you cold?
Making good on bets that you had blown
Cutting through the flesh they had sewn
It was just last night they checked you in
Wiped you down and threw your blues away
Baby hold on
It's just too much
You hangin' on
Baby don't go
You're just too strong
They had a gun
And now you're done
Watch yourself
the spotlight turns you on
Fly too high, it's sure to bring you down
Wallflowers die someday, you know
But you can wait, you can wait
You can wait a little longer
You were always certain weren't you boy
Who could burn your blue eyes
Bear the brunt
It's been almost 13 weeks gone by
Who cut you down and left you cold?
Baby hold on
It's just too much
You hangin' on
Baby don't go
You're just too strong
They had a gun
Now you're done hangin' on

credits

from From Telegraph Hill, track released January 1, 2007
Written by M.A. Hayes and performed by the Vinyl Skyway. Recorded at Kissy Pig with Bil Bowen/Karl Mogensen. Mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie at Camp Street.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

the Vinyl Skyway Boston, Massachusetts

The Vinyl Skyway is an American rock group led by singer/songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago, established in 2003. Music critic Jonathan Perry observes that "writing stunning songs that soar and transcend whatever difficult circumstances that inspired them is something this band has always done supremely well." “Long Cool Journey” will be released May of 2018 and is now on pre-order. ... more

contact / help

Contact the Vinyl Skyway

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code