Sunday Night

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about

"Sunday Night" was written a couple of years ago, well before Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement. I came across an article about how the Klu Klux Klan had been putting flyers in mailboxes with candy (as of this writing, this is still a regular occurence). While I don't live in a one stoplight town (we have several, thankyouverymuch), I am a short drive from a few such places. The opening lines of the song came to me, followed by the chorus. All too familiar with current events, I was able to quickly fill in the rest of the lyrics. I usually keep my songs pretty secular but this one just had a gospel feel to it once I came up with the melody and, despite some lyrical wrangling, that "hallelujah" just kept finding its way in there. So I kept it. This song is even more relevant now than when I wrote it. We are so preoccupied with being right as individuals and having the last word, with having our beliefs be the only "right" way to do things. Meanwhile, right or wrong, we are destroying ourselves and others. The world needs to heal. We need to see beyond doctrines and, whether we agree with each other or not, see each other as human beings. "Hallelujah, lay your weapons down."
~Kim

lyrics

Ⓟ © 2015 Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

Sunday Night (lyrics)

Saw a flyer for the Klan
Blow down the street and so I ran
To pick it up
And throw it all away
But there are more where that came from
More people here who think that some
Of us were never immigrants
Or human beings at all

The nightly news gives me the blues
The story of who's bombing who
The death of our convictions
And we don't think to ask why

It's too late to cry on a Sunday night
Starlight pouring down
The stoplight blinks on the only road
Leading in and out of town
I'm not much for religion
But I need a savior now
Sing hallelujah, lay your weapons down

The world runs on oil and gold
One in the same so I am told
Blood on all our hands
We don't know why
We want to believe in the common good
That everyone does the best they could
But what crazy lies we spin to justify
The death we launch across the sky

Billion dollar industry
Spreading our democracy
The death of many innocents
And we don't think to ask why

It's too late to cry on a Sunday night
Starlight pouring down
The stoplight blinks on the only road
Leading in and out of town
I'm not much for religion
But I need a savior now
Sing hallelujah, lay your weapons down

It's too late to cry on a Sunday night
Starlight pouring down
The stoplight blinks on the only road
Leading in and out of town
I'm not interested in your holy war
And I'll make it stop somehow
Sing hallelujah, lay your weapons down

credits

from Treelines and Skylines, released September 29, 2015
Kim Dicso - lead vocals, backing vocals, piano
Sue Cag - electric guitar, bass guitar, drums

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Folkstar Wilmington, North Carolina

Folkstar fearlessly creates music of substance. Although formed in North Carolina and labeled folk-rock, their music features a variety of influences including west coast rock, indie, blues, jazz, and of course, acoustic singer-songwriter folk and intense guitar laden rock ‘n’ roll. ... more

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