Eric Blowtorch and the Dread City All Stars featuring Danny Dan & Shahanna​-​God's Will Be Done

by Eric Blowtorch and the Dread City All Stars featuring Danny Dan & Shahanna

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Produced by Duckie Simpson at Walls Have Ears Studio, Easter 1993
Engineered by William Stace

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The shortest strand of time I have
Another piece of rope – it gave
Another precious life was saved
and God’s will be done

The fatal drop of blood was spilt,
upon a fragile foundation built
The blocks of life were found in silt
I got the gilt blade ready at a quarter to one

God’s will be done
(All the blood in the world I sweat on you)
Thy kingdom never overrun
(All the love exchanged, all the heads rearranged)
In this hell as it is up on Cloud 11
(Never trust anyone who trusts in you)
and give us this day unlimited funds
(Never do the things I do)

The holy ghost of love had flown
The shortest piece of rope was thrown
The boy was left out on his own
He was grown

I saw Jerome on Christmas Eve
He told me things you’d not believe
He told me, “Keep on and never grieve,
keep on, keep on”

God’s will be done
(All the blood in my body I’d shed for you)
Thy kingdom never overrun
(The passion’s exhausted, the windows frosted)
In Heaven as it is down with the 911s
(My pride? I lost it. My time? I tossed it.)
and give us this day our 16 tons
(and you know you should never do that)

I’d rather it was flesh I’d seen
instead of light on the silver screen
I’m so lonesome I could kill
but live instead I will

The shortest strand, you understand, is left
I stand alone, bereft
The time it takes to live, laugh, and die
is better given to another guy

God’s will be done
(All the blood in the beaker is gone – it’s a leaker)
Thy kingdom never overrun
(Don’t fail those depending – love is never ending)
In this hell as it is up on Cloud 11
(Love is never ending, money always spending)
and give us this day unregistered guns
(Love is never ending unless it ends)

Where has gone our love so true?
When will I drop the case on you? When will I?

I give to you, to you my soul,
bequeath complete control
Point me to the grave and set me free
I am no happy slave

It’s been so short, so short and sweet
in this lonely room on this forgotten street
If living is what the living do,
where has gone the life in you?

God’s will be done
(All the blood in the world I sweat on you)
Thy kingdom never overrun
(All the love exchanged, all the heads rearranged)
Send a little bit of Heaven down to 53211
(Never trust anyone who trusts in you)
and give us this day our hot cross buns
(Never do the things I do)

credits

released July 1, 1993
Drums: Marcus 'Rangatan' Smith
Bass: Earl 'Bagga' Walker
Guitars: Fierce Tim Pierce, EB
Keyboards: Keith Sterling
Trumpet: Ed Spangenberg
Alto saxophone: Paul Scher
Vocals: Shahanna McKinney-Baldon, Danny Dan Fernández, EB

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Eric Blowtorch Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Eric Blowtorch sings, plays, and writes reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, rock 'n' roll, funk, Latin, disco, hip-hop, Anglo-Afropop, and jazz songs with rhythm, melody, passion, and original comic timing. E. B. plays solo, in duos and trios with selected stars, and with a trio, Eric Blowtorch and the Inflammables. ... more

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