Last Call (2017 Version)

by John Black

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This release is part of an upcoming series of releases of re-imagined versions of songs from earlier in my career, spanning from 2003 to the present. This song, "Last Call" was originally written and recorded in the summer of 2005 at Prime Time Studios in Yonkers, NY - co-written with longtime best friend, Andrew Wolpert and recorded soon thereafter with Artie Dillon at the production helm.

Very telling of the era of my/our skill-set in which this was written, we took the simplest possible parameters (Key of C on the studio piano, clocking in at the standard 120 bpm) and built a song from scratch in about an hour one afternoon, filling the melody with simple lyrics about a night of barhopping and killing the sense of loneliness we felt at that point in time.


We make our way from bar to bar,
our stories told on cocktail napkins and closed tabs galore.
We've no need for direction, nor do we want its aid.
This night will take us wherever we are.

This is how it feels to be left behind.

We make our way out to the car,
oblivious to life and everything we are.
We're on our way to somewhere else,
yet too attached to leave.
We'll never have to travel very far.

This is how it feels to be left behind.


released September 19, 2017
Co-written by Andrew Wolpert


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John Black New York, New York

JOHN BLACK originally hails from NYC. Formerly the frontman of the powerhouses MAKESHIFT LULLABY and SARAH'S REDEMPTION, he began to release music under his solo moniker in 2015 hoping to branch out. His music has been described as a haunting blend of ambient pop with definitive rock influences and intelligent, catchy lyrics and choruses. ... more

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