Monday, September 06, 2010

"Violent Blue" by Chagall Guevara

If you missed the one  (out of one) amazing album by Chagall Guevara, fronted by Steve Taylor..
know that when Rolling Stone starts a review with "Not since the Clash..."
that this is not your grandma's Christian music.

Here's video of "Violent Blue":

Hey, don't I know you from some other life?
you were wide-eyed and green and a little bit taller
and you didn't look away when spoken to

Do you still take two sugars?
you seem a little tense
and I can't help but notice how hard you appear
when I look into your eyes
a violent blue

Was it sudden? was it clean?
were there a lot of shades in between?

Step away
let off
throw it down
and lose yourself

Hey, are you in there?
or don't you recall when the perfume of belief was all we needed
it was all we needed to set our sights

So when did you throw out the rest of the world
deaf from the din of your self-righteous babble?
I think you've been blinded
by your own light

Was it hatred? was it pride?
or did you just have a lot to hide?

Come away
throw down
let it burn
and lose yourself

to ashes
to smouldering ruins
are you in there?
are you in there?

Am I boring you?
I could say more
we were destined for somewhere
but that was before you traded in your peace sign for a finger

And I don't believe it's the way you were raised
or the cards you were dealt
or a poor self-image
I think you love yourself too much

You want to rule some sovereign state?
you want to smother in all that hate?

Get away
lay down
strip it off
and lose yourself 

Original studio version:

live by Steve Taylor:

Music video I think they were sorry they made:

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