Dead and Gone

from by Noble Lake

  • Streaming + Download

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

      name your price



Recorded Summer 2008 at Beat Babies, Woodstock Md
Engineers: Chris Freeland and Mickey Freeland


If you don't have a home, you can shiver and cry
and the wind is always blowing
you'll never win most battles
let alone the war that's going
and come evening time we'll walk the streets
and roll in the arms of strangers
the world is wide and all around
is temptation and danger

but someday we'll crack that diamond mine
and the days will run like water
living high on the hog at the end of an age
we can laugh as we're turning the corner

but there'll be hell to pay
for simply hauling up the morning
there will be dandelions and fingers crossed
but the path it won't be easy
when you fix your gaze up on the summit
of the mountain
so many years without a map
a million miles and counting

and marianna's room was warm
and I slept there many an evening
she's a vision, a lark on a movie screen
lying there still and dreaming
and sharing a smoke at the windowsill
gives you time to think and wonder
why, oh why do we roll out in thunder and disorder?

give glory to god and the wind of the world
and praise for being foolish
the radio's just static, in a moment
it will all be dead and gone


from Parting Bead, released June 16, 2011
Jenn Wasner-electric guitar
Andy Stack-bass guitar
Justin Lucas-melodica
James Sarsgard- vocal
Stephan Condouris-drums



all rights reserved


Noble Lake Portland, Oregon

Noble Lake was born in 2005 in Baltimore. Took her name from a place in Iowa. Songs written by James Sarsgard, who lays down his head in Portland, Or.

contact / help

Contact Noble Lake

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code