Who Sang Sad Polish Song? Jackie Leven

Release information
Release Date: 1997
length: 5:20
On an island, by the cathedral
I stood in silence, but could not pray
for my prayer has no meaning
now my father has gone away
Was he angry at my being
is that why his kind hand has gone ?
is he frozen in a distant seaport
with the door closed on his little son ?

Was he poisoned in his trusting
when he was a child himself ?
is his kind soul slowly rusting
like a horseshoe on a rainy shelf ?
With a hand burned by snowy railings
at the opening of harbour bars
and the frightend eyes of children
and the low boom of distant war

Now my mother sits in darkness
and she's lonely as winter earth
with a candle on the table
casting shadows on my lonely birth
I was lonely by the river
on a sunday cold afternoon
I walked thru your wounded city
and wrote this sad polish song

CD 1
  • 1 Boy Trapped in a Man
  • 2 Desolation Blues
  • 3 Extremely Violent Man
  • 4 Old West African Song
  • 5 Saint Judas
  • 6 Poortoun
  • 7 Fear of Women
  • 8 The Walled Coves of Ravenscraig
  • 9 Sad Polish Song
  • 10 Sexual Danger
  • 11 Jim O' Windygates
  • 12 Mad as the Mist and Snow
  • 13 Kirkconnell Flow
  • 14 Listening to Crows Pray
  • 15 Sir Patrick Spens
  • 16 Sunflower

  • Release information
    label: Cooking Vinyl
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 711297151527
    script: Latin