Mark Seymour – The Ballad of the One Eyed Man

The Ballad of the One Eyed Man promo (CD)

The Ballad of the One Eyed Man promo (CD)

 

The Promotional Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ]

Release Date: August 2001.

Single Availability: Extremely rare.

Value: A$10-A$40.

Promo – contains only The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio  4:02 Mark Seymour One Eyed Man album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio 4:02 Mark Seymour sampler One Eyed Man EP. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:02 Mark Seymour promo The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:38 Mark Seymour Live At The Basement video. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [2] 4:17 1997 10 04 Mark, Govenor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Australia DAT. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 7 February 2016.
Live [1] 3:47 Mark Seymour Live At The Basement album and video. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [2] 4:01 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

On Wednesday the 27th of June 2001, “The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man” was played live on the Panel – though it never appears in recorded form. It was a fantastic performance with Mark Seymour and Rod Davies on guitars.

“The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man” is a ballad about being bashed after Mark’s encounter with a one eyed man in Kings Cross one night. A classic.

 

 

Lyrics

The song if for catching the blood you shed
For there’s no escaping the quick and the dead
The beggars of madness who fall at your feet
The blind and the damaged have taken to the street

You know you talk too much
Boy you must be losing your touch

For flirting with danger, for feeding the dread
For walking the streets where angels fear to tread
Got a little bit damaged as the lights went down
For taking a joy ride through the wrong side of town

For a ticket to nowhere they followed you home
For pieces of silver they’ve shaken your bones
Remember the madness, the time and the place
Remember the thunder that rained on your face

You couldn’t talk your way out
Of a dust-up you could do without

For flirting with danger, for feeding the dread
For walking the streets where angels fear to tread
Got a little bit damaged as the lights went down
For taking a joy ride through the wrong side of town

You know you talk too much
Boy you must be losing your touch

For flirting with danger, for feeding the dread
For walking the streets where angels fear to tread

La la la la la…

This song is for catching the blood you shed
This song if for grieving the quick and the dead
For the blind and the damaged that follow you you home For the one eyed man who wouldn’t leave you alone