Endless Sleep

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    An oldie, from 1958, the first of the teenage "death songs". I like it alot and remember it from the time I was just a young boy growing up in New Jersey.

    Take a listen.....singing is Jody Reynolds

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjkVXiLumyc&feature=related

    Endless Sleep (Lyrics)

    (Jody Reynolds and Dolores Nance)

    The night was black, rain fallin' down
    Looked for my baby, she's nowhere around
    Traced her footsteps down to the shore
    ‘fraid she's gone forever more
    I looked at the sea and it seemed to say
    “I took your baby from you away.
    I heard a voice cryin' in the deep
    “Come join me, baby, in my endless sleep.

    Why did we quarrel, why did we fight?
    Why did I leave her alone tonight?
    That's why her footsteps ran into the sea
    That's why my baby has gone from me.
    I looked at the sea and it seemed to say
    “I took your baby from you away.
    I heard a voice cryin' in the deep
    “Come join me, baby, in my endless sleep.

    Ran in the water, heart full of fear
    There in the breakers I saw her near
    Reached for my darlin', held her to me
    Stole her away from the angry sea
    I looked at the sea and it seemed to say
    “You took your baby from me away.
    My heart cried out “she's mine to keep
    I saved my baby from an endless sleep.

    [Fade]
    Endless sleep, endless sleep

    A little more about the song, especially for those that remember or are familiar with it:

    "In doomy echoey style the song tells the tale of a boy's desperate search for his girl, who he fears has drowned herself after they had had a fight. It was issued by Demon Records in March 1958.

    Apparently the record executives in LA were unconvinced that suicide would sell and persuaded Reynolds to end the song with the boy running into the ocean and rescuing his girl. Ironic that a record that could claim to be the first of the teenage death disc's nobody actually died after all, though the gloomy mood of the record swamps its nominal happy ending."

    Reynolds remembers........"I played my own guitar all my life but on that session, for some reason, the record people just wanted me to stand there and sing and not play......the guitar riff came from my childhood memories of hearing the funeral bell in Oklahoma"

    Jody Reynolds passed away in 2008 at the age of 75. "Endless Sleep" made him a "one-hit wonder".
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    Photo taken at sunset, Cape May, New Jersey

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      Fantastic fiery sunset! The water looks like lava shooting out of a volcano.

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