Title: Even the Devil Cried
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About the Song
Even the Devil Cried was an isolation collaboration between Irish troubadour, Hubert Murray and Irish songstress, Sara Ryan. Written during the Covid lockdown, the song was inspired after seeing drone shots over silent cities, mass grave digs, and feeling the new paradigm of social isolation. We stood silently and shared a mournful sigh in solidarity. One could say, “Even the Devil Would Cry”.
Sun beats down on silent streets
Shadows dance where we used to meet
Stillness echoes around the world
No-one here, not a boy or girl
Even the devil cried
Even the lord said goodbye
And the whole world took a deep breath,
and then it sighed
Pink Moon, Blues skies
Blackbird on a step of Times
These are days of the unknown
You can only dream of home
My body is old but my mind is young
Some things are not better left undone
There is no question in my stride
Nothing left, for me to hide
It's the glorification of the simple pleasures
Nothing more that I can do better
if it were your last day here on earth?
Or your first?
Written by: Hubert Murray
Co Writer: Sara Ryan
Genre: Alternative Folk
Produced by Hubert Murray
Mixed and Mastered by Josh Clarke (Get Real Audio, UK)
Recorded: Home Studio Tullamore.
Hubert Murray - Guitar and Vocals
Sara Ryan - Backing Vocals
Artist Oli Lambden and I met in St. Georges Hospital, London, I worked in Theatre 1, he worked in Theatre 2. When he mentioned he had 'a little' interest in drawing I begged him to show me a few sketches. I couldn't believe how talented the man was! I knew there would be some piece of music that would need his mind and ink on. I'm delighted it is this one. Check out more of his peculiar mind via @lamb.den