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Not on Your Team

from Not on Your Team (single) by Robert Deeble

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Official video at youtu.be/Ju4xd5SmyR8

Released October 6, 2020, Deeble takes aim at the Trump administration and much of the American church that continued to support him. Continuing in a tradition of songs inspired by literature (i.e. "The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson", "A Russian Murder Ballad", and "Pleasure to Burn"), Deeble’s “Not on Your Team” was inspired by a literary study of the Book of Amos (minor prophet in the Tanahk/Old Testament) in which Amos charged political and religious leaders with injustice toward the poor and crimes against humanity. This recording is another collaboration with Ric Hordinski (founding member of Over The Rhine) who scored the string arrangement.

lyrics

Keeper of sheep
beneath the sycamore tree
Lost his taste for wine
from all those debutantes who would not grieve

Are you sublime, like the morning?
Are you mysterious like the stillness of the deep?
Are you complex like a forest?

I Am not as you seem,
I Am not on your team

He draped himself in the American flag
he wore her wealth like a body bag
The silver tongues of liars flow from rivers into streams
pooling up around the statute of your liberty

Are you sublime, like the morning?
Are you mysterious like the stillness of the deep?
Are you complex like a forest?

I Am not as you seem,
I Am not on your team

She was the church
like a scandalous bride,
took the devil into dine
and he made darkness of her light

Are you sublime, like the morning?
Are you mysterious like the stillness of the deep?
Are you complex like a forest?

I Am not as you seem,
I Am not on your team

The lion roars as shepherds weep,
the lion roars

credits

from Not on Your Team (single), track released October 6, 2020
Words & Music © 2020 Robert Deeble.
String arrangement by Ric Hordinski
Recorded and mixed by Nathan Yacino.
Initial demo tracks by Jordan Walton
Mastered by Ed Brooks.
Robert Deeble - vocals & instruments. Sydney Metcalf - cello, Aleida Gehrels - viola, Tony Green - acoustic bass, Jordan Walton - bgvs

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Robert Deeble Seattle, Washington

"Beautiful music for the sake of beautiful music" Seattle Weekly


"Deeble's authentic lyrics, along with stunning instrumental arrangements, make this album one of his strongest"
Performer Mag


"Few of his albums are more intimately honest than Heart like Feathers..." Stereo Inversion


"I'm not sure I'd want to start rowing toward a deserted island without it." BLURT (9 out of 10 Stars)
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