Prayer for the gun

from by Solo



I came across the story of a woman who'd lived in the desert all her life. After her experience with the devastation nuclear bombs had on people and the environment, she started protesting against nuclear experiments.
She wrote about the first experiments in the fifties. I have used some of her accounts in "Prayer for the gun".

Simon came up with a great idea to distort the sound at the end of the song.


Prayer for the gun

On the horizon of desert sand
Surrounded by devout naked land
We drove out early before the dawn
Waited silent for things to come

And what followed looked like the sun
Was a prayer for the gun

Before the earth moved there was the sound
Dark billows rose over holy ground
I was tempted to look right in
Where He could withstand I pledged to sin

And what followed looked like the sun
Was praying for a gun

As the spirit sent him out to do what he has done shouting kingdom come!
I fell down upon my knees to meet my maker with a plea to make it all undone

And what followed looked like the sun
Was praying for a gun


from This is Solo, released January 7, 2011
Vocals and guitar: Michiel Flamman
Piano and keyboards: Simon Gitsels
Programming: Martijn Groeneveld


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