Inquisition Lyrics

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Inquisition

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

All the witches are in chains and you peek out your window
Watch the priests drag them down the street to the burning ground
See the torches, feel the flames, and you hear them screaming
Hide your face, close the curtain, it’ll all go away.

Hear the righteous ones preach that it’s all for the good of the people
Send the sinners back down to the devil where they belong
But your heart says those sinners are really …

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If Jesus Met Mohammed Lyrics

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If Jesus Met Mohammed

Lyrics and music by Ed Perrone (BMI)

Copyright © 2006 Ed Perrone. All rights reserved.

From the album, Holy Wars (2006)

If Jesus met Mohammed
What do you think they’d say?
Would they chat about the weather
Just to pass the time of day?
Would they wander down by the schoolyard
And watch the children play?
If Jesus met Mohammed
One fine day.

If they both ran into Moses
Hangin’ out at the traffic light
Would he say, “Hey, guys, I’m buying,
Let’s go out and have a bite”?
Would they laugh about the good times?…

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Holy Wars Lyrics

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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
Ah-ah

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
Ah-ah

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

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50 Years of Baseball and a Remarkable Discovery

If I am remembering correctly (and I think I am), my Dad took me to my first big-league baseball game in 1964. It occurred to me the other day that means this year will be 50 years since I went to my first ballgame.

The ballgame was at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. It was actually a twi-night double-header between the Phillies and the Mets. We only stayed for the first game, though. The Phillies won. (It was ’64 — the Phils were great and the Mets sucked. Of course the Phillies won.)

My most vivid memory from that game …

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Indiana Strat Copy

Whammies and surfers and lipsticks, oh my!

Okay, I admit it. The main reason I bought this guitar was because it was dirt cheap. And also because it had a whammy bar. I’d never really worked with a whammy much, and I wanted something cheap and “expendable” to experiment on.

I ended up getting more than I bargained for (as I’ve found you often do with these inexpensive and/or old guitars). In addition to a dedicated “whammy” guitar, I discovered that the bridge pickup on this guy is perfect for playing old surf-style and psychedelic rock — even better than …

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Applause AE-15 12-string

Space-age technology, indestructible neck

Found this guy on eBay listed as a “project” guitar. I asked the seller what was wrong with it. He said the action was a little high. Huh? That’s a project? I learned to play guitar on a cheap Kay acoustic in the ’60s… high action don’t bother me! (The action on this guitar wasn’t really all that high, anyway, until you get up around the 7th, 8th, 9th frets. And who plays a 12-string up there??) Anyway, I think I got the good deal because nobody else bothered to ask what “project” involved.

This is …

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July 4, 1976: The Bicentennial of the U.S. My story…

I was living in Philadelphia, the Cradle of Liberty.

I spent the night of the 4th in a Philadelphia jail, after squinting too closely at the badge number of one of Philly’s Finest, who was in the process of dropping a series of f-bombs on a poor foreign tourist couple who barely spoke English and who had the audacity to appear to have been asking the cop for directions. Welcome to Amerika…

The cops, of course, had been ordered by Hizzoner Frank Rizzo to round up all the radicals and hippies, who he said were planning on blowing up City …

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