Closer track ‘Black Dog Blues’ buzzes with bumble-bee trumpets in a jazzy off-centred plea, with the protagonist pleading for a mythical creature of darkness not to come back to trigger trouble once more.


Black Dog Blues

So black dog you have decided
To sit by me again
Tread your muddy paws on the floor
Won’t you leave me alone?
If I throw you a bone?

Lingering hellhound
Underworld eyes glowing
Your constant howling
Inspires without knowing
What if I pat you on your velvety head?
Instead of hiding in dread

Oh black dog
Don’t you know I don’t want to play
I want, want to kiss those blues away
Please don’t come to stay
Oh black dog
Please don’t come to stay