Noir Music: “Sinister Kid” by The Black Keys

okay, okay, I know that you may think that I am making a stretch. “Is there really such a thing as ‘noir music’ Chad?” YES. And I am talking about music other than the score of a Humphrey Bogart film noir.  Dozens of contemporary examples of noir music are being cut and produced like the heroin of the underworld daily. My biggest hope is to bring you samples from time to time (and eventually get you hooked). And I think I’m still talking about noir music and not drugs…yeah…  I would be remiss if I didn’t throw props to my musical mavens, my brother Aj de Lisle and my best friend Zach S. (seriously these guys find me all the hottest sh** in the music industry on a weekly basis).

Please Enjoy “Sinister Kid” by The Black Keys, off their album called Brothers:

Here are the lyrics, posted for your noir definition inspecting eyes:

Well, the crooks are out
And the streets are gray
You know I wouldn’t have it
Any other way

Your mother’s words
They’re ringing still
But your mother don’t
Pay our bills

A sinister kid is a kid who
Runs to meet his Maker
A drop dead sprint from the day he’s born
Straight into his Maker’s arms
And that’s me, that’s me
The boy with the broken halo
That’s me, that’s me
The devil won’t let me be

I got a tortured mind
And my blade is sharp
A bad combination
In the dark

If I kill a man
In the first degree
Baby would you
Flee with me?

A sinister kid is a kid who
Runs to meet his Maker
A drop dead sprint from the day he’s born
Straight into his Maker’s arms
And that’s me, that’s me
The boy with the broken halo
That’s me, that’s me
The devil won’t let me be

Keep reading, listening, and watching noir! I’ll be back tomorrow!

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