Samson & Delilah

by The Vermeers

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When legendary hero Samson (what a mensch!) falls head over heels for that farkakte Philistine Delilah, all Gehenna tears loose! Yes, it's the classic tale of lust, greed, and betrayal as only The Vermeers can tell it!

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released February 28, 2009

Matt Rasch - vocals, guitar, keyboard, jew's harp, tambourine
Jetty Rae - vocals, guitar
Nik McLane - guitar, keyboard, mandolin
Kevin Paul - guitar
Ryan Cole - percussion
Eric Jaqua - bass, vocals
Holly Keller - vocals
Jenny Bousquet - vocals, mandolin
Brad Winkler - banjo

All tracks written by M. Rasch; except 2 traditional, based on "Alberta", additional lyrics by M. Rasch; 4 music by E. Jaqua and R. Cole, words Judges 16:5; 5, 9 music by M. Rasch, lyrics from "Her Moral" by Thomas Hood (PD); 7 by N. McLane

Recorded at Plattdeutsch Studios
Mixed and engineered by Matt Rasch
Cover artwork by Matt Rasch
Produced by Vermeers, Ltd.

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Alt country meets indie folk pop meets rock 'n roll barn dance, The Vermeers have been doin' what they do since 2006! In the past nine years, they have released ten albums and two EPs. (With more to come, so stay tuned!)

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Track Name: Philistine Queen/The Valley Of Sorek
I've seen you toil in the fields
Without horse, goat, or cow
You didn't need those to plow
You know my knees grew weak when I saw you pass by
And my heart it skipped a beat when you looked me in the eye

You introduced yourself
All tall, dark, and handsome
You said your name was Samson
We spent that whole night painting up the town
And when we parted ways I knew I'd see you around

To think that I'll betray you
When it started off so well
Guess you never can tell
Judgement is all cloudy when there's money on the line
Like a bee with honey or a drunkard with his wine

I soon left my valley
And we became as one
But it was ruined before it begun
If I could do it all over again, maybe I'd change my ways
And I would stand by your side until your dying day
Track Name: Delilah
Delilah, what's on your mind?
Delilah, what's on your mind?
You keep me worried, you keep me bothered all the time
Delilah, what's on your mind?

Delilah, don't do me that way
Delilah, don't do me that way
I'll be dreamin' of you all night and all day
Delilah, don't do me that way

Delilah, don't treat me unkind
Delilah, don't treat me unkind
My heart feels so sad 'cause I need you so bad
Delilah, don't treat me unkind

Delilah, let my hair hang low
Delilah, let my hair hang low
I'll give you more gold than your apron can hold
If you'll just let my hair hang low
Track Name: The Hebron Hop
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Narrative
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her: "Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver."
Track Name: Her Moral
Gold, gold, gold, gold
Bright and yellow, hard and cold
Molten, graven, hammered, rolled
Hard to get but light to hold

Gold, gold, gold, gold
Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old
Hoarded, bartered, bought, and sold
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled

Gold, gold, gold, gold
To the verge of the churchyard mold
Price of many a crime untold
Good or bad, a thousand fold

Oh, how widely its agencies vary
To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless
Track Name: The Fatal Mallet
I've wrestled with lions, defeated an army
But for some reason you still astound me
Tell me your secret, honey pie
What makes you such a super guy?
Bound me with bowstring, good and tight
Then just maybe I'll lose all my might
Give me the truth, tell me no lies
You know I can see it in your eyes

No razor should ever touch my head
I'll lose my strength, the angel said
I'll wait until you fall asleep
Then into your quarters creep
I gotta say that you're pretty mean
Even for a Philistine
With scissors in hand, to hair say goodbye
You're gonna be a regular guy

Now I'm surrounded, I see they've come for me
Delilah, I thought that you adored me
Track Name: Puzzles
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Her Moral (Reprise)
Gold, gold, gold, gold
Bright and yellow, hard and cold
Hard to get, but light to hold
Price of many a crime untold
Track Name: The March Of The Philistines
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Grant Me The Strength
Dear G-d, please grant me the strength
I'll only need it for a short length
Swear to you I'll make it right
Make the world safe for the Israelites
Dear G-d, please grant me the strength

I'm gonna tear this building
Tear this building
Tear this building
Tear this building down
Track Name: Dear Samson
Dear Samson, I should have warned you in advance
Hey Samson, you just never had a chance
After all is said and done, you may think that I don't mean it
It's been a long time coming, I really wish you'd seen it

He gambled his life and he lost it to you
He gambled his love and he lost it, it's true

Dear Samson, you were in trouble from the start
Hey Samson, sorry I went and broke your heart
It wasn't all my fault, it was just society
But if you want, just go ahead and blame it all on me

You know you broke his heart and left his life a mess
Just what you're capable of is anybody's guess

Dear Samson, I should've let you run away
Hey Samson, too bad you had to go and stay
I would've let you go if you wanted to
But I know you wouldn't believe if I'd told you we were through

He gambled his life and he lost it to you
He gambled his love and he lost it, it's true

Dear Samson, I should have warned you in advance
Hey Samson, you just never had a chance
After all is said and done, you may think that I don't mean it
It's been a long time coming, I really wish you'd seen it

Dear Samson, I sit alone without a friend
Hey Samson, if I could do it all again
Track Name: End Titles
[Instrumental]
Track Name: The Hebron Hop (Gypsy Mix) [bonus track]
[Instrumental]