Music

TAKE THE GUNS AWAY

04:33
Nicolette Aubourg
08/21/2019

Story

Addressing the epidemic of mass shootings in America, this original composition is a musical cry for gun control and a tribute to the victims and survivors of gun violence. It was recorded six days before the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

Production by Erik Eldenius (drummer for Billy Idol) weaves a poignant and haunting tapestry of piano with acoustic guitar and vocals (Nicolette Aubourg), before culminating in the powerful rhythm section of bassist Jorgen Carlsson (of Gov't Mule) and drummer Eldenius which invokes the chaos, terror and tragedy of the final list of mass shootings.

Credits:

Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg ©2019

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Erik Eldenius

Mastering Engineer: Steve Holroyd

Nicolette Aubourg: vocals and acoustic guitar

Erik Eldenius:  drums, piano, electric guitar

Jorgen Carlsson: bass

(P) Syresham Music/Nicolette Aubourg (ASCAP)

℗© Nicolette Aubourg 2019 

Original painting by Dina Farris Appel ©

 

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Lyrics

Take the Guns Away

(music & lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg ©2019)

 

We’re calling out to you who never hear them cry,

We’re calling out to you who never see them die,

We’re calling to you: take the guns away.

 

Is the right to use a gun more sacred than a life?

No consequence enough to make you change your mind?

The bullets ricochet the same way every day.

Take the guns away.

 

Echoes in the schools, through hallways and classrooms,

gunfire in theaters and places of worship,

‘cause when a man holds a gun, it is Fate that he becomes.

It was never meant to be - this sabotage of Destiny.

Take the guns away.

 

Columbine High School, Colorado, thirteen

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, thirty-two

Binghamton Civic Center, New York, thirteen

Fort Hood Military Base, Texas, thirteen

Aurora theater, Colorado, twelve

Sandy Hook elementary school, twenty-seven

Washington Navy Yard, D.C., twelve

San Bernardino Christmas party, fourteen

Orlando night club, forty-nine

Las Vegas music festival, fifty-eight

Sutherland Springs Baptist church, twenty-six

Douglas High School, Parkland, seventeen

Santa Fe High School, Texas, ten

Tree of Life synagogue, Pittsburgh, eleven

Border Bar, Thousand Oaks, twelve

 

To be continued...

To be continued...

 

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  "TAKE THE GUNS AWAY" 

a song for gun control and a tribute to victims and survivors of mass shootings 

 Original artwork by Dina Farris Appel ©

 

 

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