The Gathering Field - Bound To Be

Song Rating: 8.61/10

Song lyrics:

Raised on words like punishment and God will get you
If you dont do what youre told.
Nuns turned children into fearful right
handed little
Servants of the Lord And then the atom bomb fell down on Hiroshima, North Dakota
The year she turned sixteen
And she said, There is something very wrong here.
Do you know what I mean? Do you know what I mean? Cause I got visions forming in my head
And I keep hearing what the preacher said
Said this world will be the d**h of me
I know it will, its bound to be
Bound to be Satchel full of broken hopes and empty picture postcards
That shed never send
Her mama sitting on the front porch step
Daddy frowning in the darkened doorway, waving his regret
Then she was jumping on the Santa Fe, summer night in 1947
Bound for God knew where
And she said, I can see destruction fast approaching.
I feel it in the air. I feel it in the air. And I got visions forming in my head
(See the blood on the horizon)
And I keep hearing what the preacher said


(Said the truth will set you free)
Said this world will be the d**h of me
(I got no one to rely on)
I know it will, its bound to be.
(Except for me...) On a road in Valparaiso, she met a hobo named Old John
They hunkered down in a gazebo, and chose a star to gaze upon
Old John said he could see her slipping, and he asked her what was wrong
She said, The rope I had been gripping turned to sand
And now its gone, now its gone. Cant you see the writing on the blood soaked blue horizon
Plain as VJ day. Hear the barking of the
Drowning dogs, frozen like so many Eisenhower
Statues in Pompei. I think Ill take another taste
Old John, to numb my heart, God knows Im falling fast as
Atoms through the sky. She said,
This world it sure aint no place to live in
But it aint no place to die. No it aint no place to die... CHORUS BILL DEASY: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
DAVE BROWN: electric guitar
ERIC RIEBLING: ba**
RAY DEFADE: drums
JOANNA ITHEN: vocals (See the blood on the horizon. etc.)
SCOTT BLASEY & KELSEY BARBER: background vocals

Date of text publication: 16.01.2021 at 11:17