Gutted With the Glory

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a William Burroughs cut up of the Lords prayer with a newspaper report of a Dec 1985 South African Defence Force raid on a house in Lesotho in which a friend of ours was tragically killed along with her husband.

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GUTTED WITH THE GLORY

Words and music: W Sony

Let us pray:
OUR FATHER perished
when soldiers WHO blasted ART homes
burst INside firing
HEAVEN HALLOWED horrors
ashes BE of THY NAME
caught in the Crossfire
THY KINGDOM strewn across
the floors of flame
as they COME in her bed
THY WILL BE sitting
to protect their machine
DONE ON EARTH
AS she drew the curtain
IT IS the attack IN HEAVEN
they were using
to GIVE US a mass of tangled steel
and burn the house THIS DAY
the attack through the hallway
borders OUR full DAILY BREAD bullet
that ended her life
AND FORGIVE US
OUR family was killed
by TRESPASSERS
who ran out of the house
through the wall
AS WE FOFIGIVE THOSE frightened children
WHO TRESPASS in defence
AGAINST yesterdays raid against US
AND LEAD US through the wreckage
NOT partly blown off IN pieces
TO TEMPTATION
BUT smouldering civilians
still DELIVER US
Burnt out stereos
FROM the soldiers EVIL guns
FOR cleaning up THINE children
to kill IS the raid
to destroy THE KINGDOM
disgraceTHE POWER
AND everything
we ever owned
gutted with THE GLORY
FOR EVER AND EVER
AMEN

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from Beachbomb, released November 11, 1989

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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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