Western Sky

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"Western Sky"
California cover
Song by American Music Club from the album California
Released 1988
Format LP / CS / CD
Length 3:28
Label Grifter Records/Frontier Records/Demon Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Tom Mallon
California track listing
  1. "Firefly"
  2. "Somewhere"
  3. "Laughingstock"
  4. "Lonely"
  5. "Pale Skinny Girl"
  6. "Blue And Grey Shirt"
  7. "Bad Liquor"
  8. "Now You're Defeated"
  9. "Jenny"
  10. "Western Sky"
  11. "Highway 5"
  12. "Last Harbor"

"Western Sky" is the 10th song on American Music Club's second album, 1988’s California. Mark Eitzel recorded a live acoustic version for his 1991 Songs Of Love Live album, and a studio version re-made with Manolis Famellos and a group of Greek traditional musicians for 2003's The Ugly American.


Time for me to go away
I'll get a new name, I'll get a new face
Time for me to go away
No I don't belong in this place

But I'm not gonna ask you why
You think the parade has passed you by
Or if everything good is gone into the western sky

I hate to see you look that way
All the beauty has left your face
That's such an easy thing to give away
That's impossible to replace

So I'll take you in my two weak hands
And I'll throw you so high
Just to watch you fall forever in the western sky
And when you land you'll turn into some kind of prize
Into somebody's sweet prize

I won't see you no more
Who am I to rate that high
The world's a shadow of what went before
The world gives off none of its own light

So please be happy baby
And please don't cry
Even though the parade has passed us by
Well you can still see it shining in the western sky
So why won't you stop crying
You can still see it shining


American Music Club performing "Western Sky" on October 10, 2008 at the Viper in Florence, Italy.

Mark Eitzel performing "Western Sky" on January 25, 2013 at Knust in Hamburg, Germany.


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