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Holy Wars

Lyrics and music by Ed Perrone (BMI)
Copyright © 2005 Ed Perrone. All rights reserved.
From the album, Holy Wars (2006)

They’re taking me away
Because they didn’t like the things I had to say
My thinking’s out of line
And so they tell me that salvation can’t be mine

They’re pounding at the door
My brain is frozen, I’m just staring at the floor
With scriptures in their hand (weapons!)
They spread their message all across the godless land

And they tell me Jesus saves the sinners’ souls
But who will save me from his …

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On the walls, left to right:

  • Applause AE-15 12-string
  • Ibanez PF-10
  • Applause AA-31

On stands, left to right:

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  • Ibanez RX-60
  • Trump solidbody electric, with gold-foil pickup
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  • First Act bass

Leaning against speaker cab:

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