SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

THE LAZARUS DANCE

THE LAZARUS DANCE
(J. Lowe / Lowe Life Music)

I dreamed I saw the phoenix rising overhead,
Back to soar the sky another day,
And music tricked the sick and lame get up and out of bed,
And Lazarus up and dancing as the band began to play.

The band was manned by Django and the whole damn Tamla crew,
Sir Duke arching his brows across the keys,
I stretched my neck to check them out, on drums was Chris Makuch,
And Lazarus up and dancing fell like Elvis to his knees.

George and John were mortal, singing love songs in the wings,
Judy, Jimi and Jesus followed suit,
And Marilyn walked past us arm in arm with Dr. King,
And Lazarus up and dancing raised his fist in bold salute.

Me dad was pulling pints for all the shift of fifty one,
Me mother came in, a rose in summer bloom,
Me father grabbed her like he did before I came along,
And Lazarus up and dancing shouted “Johnny, get a room!”

The Kennedys in the corner shouted “Order for a song!”
And closed the night with “The Holy Ground once more”,
Mandela and Peter Bellamy stood to harmonise along,
And Lazarus up and dancing was the last man on the floor

CHORUS Lazarus called who’s up for dancing,
I want you’s all to get up on your feet,
Lazarus called What’s better than dreaming?
You never know who a feller could meet.

 

From the 2014 CD The Ballad Beyond

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