Thoughts and Prayers

by David J and Comrades

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IN THE WAKE OF ANOTHER KILLING THEY’RE SENDING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WHILE RECEIVING BLOOD MONEY FROM THE NRA UNDECLARED IF THE SHOOTER IS MUSLIM THEN TERRORIST HE WILL BE IF CHRISTIAN THEN A ‘LONE WOLF’ ON A CRAZY KILLING SPREE SEMANTICS OVER ‘SEMI AUTOMATIC’ AND THE RIGHT TO ‘LIVE FREE’ IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE DISPOSSESSED AGREE TO DISAGREE ALL WEAPONS ARE DIVISIVE AND AMO NEVER FREE BUT THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ‘COS THEY SAID IT ON TV CRAYON PICTURES ON THE WALLS RIDDLED WITH BULLET HOLES THE FOUNDING FATHERS ARE QUOTED AGAIN TO JUSTIFY TWISTED GOALS SO BRING IN THE PARAMEDICS AND CARRY OUT THE KIDS THE FLAG IS AT HALF MAST AGAIN AND REASON ON THE SKIDS THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE DEPOSIT’S IN THE BANK AND THEY HAVE THEIR BLESSED NRA TO THANK
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Bauhaus and Love & Rockets co-founder David J Haskins, the man responsible for the lyrics of Bauhaus’ classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead," is releasing the first great protest song of the year, exclusively for RSD 2019. "Thoughts and Prayers" is a scathing rebuke of the United States for it's inability to stop the senseless mass school shootings that are killing our nation's children. Haskins bemoans the futility of "sending thoughts and prayers" to solve this tragic issue and also the inherent hypocrisy of the present government.

The 7" single "Thoughts and Prayers" comes packaged in a sleeve with a striking picture of a rifle with a bloody red circle around it and a line drawn through it. The complete lyrics of "Thoughts and Prayers" are printed on the back so the nation does not miss a word of this powerful call to action. The B-Side is a haunting cover of Emily Jane Whites's "Hole in the Middle," another powerful political song that is equally as relevant today.

David J is currently touring the US on the massively successful Ruby World Tour with Peter Murphy, celebrating 40 years of the music of Bauhaus. RSD 2019 is the perfect time for him to raise his voice against America's shameful tragedy with his newest release, "Thoughts and Prayers."

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released May 10, 2019

Thoughts And Prayers
(David J. Haskins)

Vocals, acoustic guitar - David J, Pedal steel - Chris Lawrence, Bass guitar - Darwin Meiners, Drums - Damon Robinson, Keys - Michael Berg
Recorded at Cassette LA
Engineer - Scott Hackwith
Additional engineering, mixing - Robert Kaechele

Producer - David J


Hole In The Middle
(Emily Jane White)

Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, trash can - David J, Piano, bass guitar - Paul Wallfisch, Electric guitar - Sean Eden, electric and acoustic violins--Heather Paauwe.
Strings arranged by Paul Wallfisch
Recorded and mixed by Paul Wallfisch at Mini Jive, Harlem

Producer - David J

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Founding member of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets now flying solo with help from talented friends.

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