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Thoughts and Prayers (Angry Blue Planet track 4)


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This is track number 4 in my RPM challenge project Angry Blue Planet.

There is very little that makes me angrier than when people who can actually do something to change or help in a tragic situation do nothing more than offer some meaningless and ultimately unhelpful gesture. Nothing sums this up better than a politician offering their "thoughts and prayers" after a tragedy. It's worse than saying nothing because it show you want the appearance of doing something without actually doing anything.

I also go after the NRA and our gun worshiping society in this one. Don't get me wrong, I support gun ownership - to a degree. But I think the NRA is evil in the way it manipulates people and our political system. It has nothing to do with guns. They create fear because when people are afraid you have power over them.

Enough of my soapbox moment.

Musically, this is pretty standard. A little gritty guitar. Some layered vocals. As with most of the tunes in this project, I used my standard equipment - the Les Paul, strat and my Ibanez bass.

Almost halfway there. More to come.

Hope you enjoy.
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Thoughts and Prayers

©2018 Joseph Gurner

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You fall on your knees
And pray to the empty sky
You wash your hands of responsibility
And watch our children die.

C/Am/
G/Em
C/Am
Am/Em

Thoughts and prayers
And no one cares
And The money keeps on
Rolling in
Lie to me
Cause I can’t see
From the blood
Flowing in my eyes


Pray to your money
Pray to you guns
Pray to the NRA
Their will be done

Bow down to the puppets
as their masters pull their strings
preaching Make America Great again
not what they really mean


Thoughts and prayers
And no one cares
The money keeps on
Rolling in
Lie to me
Cause I can’t see
From the blood
Flowing in my eyes


You say freedom will be lost to the government man
and the only way to save it is
with a gun in your hand

But everyone knows
that’s just a lie
The reality is
they just watch us all die


Thoughts and prayers
And no one cares
The money keeps on
Rolling in
Lie to me
Cause I can’t see
From the blood
Flowing in my eyes
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Uploaded: Mar 31, 2018 - 09:28:02 AM
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Skean said 417 days ago (April 5th, 2018)
Thoughts and Prayers
Great lyrics and nice 70's felling, nicely done, liked it, peace.
Check out my latest song called The Land Of Mystery
ramonaji said 138 days ago (January 8th, 2019)
Passionate
and great.
Check out my latest song called Trump's America
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