James Cruickshank, acclaimed guitarist and keyboardist for the Cruel Sea

James Cruickshank, acclaimed guitarist and keyboardist for the Cruel Sea, releases his third solo album, Note To Self, through Mullumbimby’s Vitamin records.

Hymn for Her:

ELSIE MAY……… cruickshank

hello human

I lived in town most all my long life
nobodies baby nobodies wife
who knows for sure when i died
my bloods always been cold
my heart always ice
they said i was frozen inside
like the clock stopped
by my bedside
one day a shadow came to darken my door
it belonged to a soldier i knew form the war
but all the kings horses and all the kings men
couldn't put me back together again
there's no difference between my life and death
well maybe just the absence of breath
Elsie how could it be no one would notice you
all thru the years
Elsie all on your own nobody knows your gone
the police came 3 years before
after knocking down my front door
i said "don't worry im okay leave me alone
with my dark and decay
bitterness try said was a terrible sin
it creeps in your heart and rots the within
Elsie how could it be no one would miss you

Hymn For Her released through Vitamin Records