Lay Down Your Guns

from by Dan Hannaford

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So I’m standing at ten paces staring down the mirror
Got my guns loaded and my finger on the trigger
I’m an outlaw a wanted man a taker not a giver
Yeah I’ve been on a killing spree looking for an answer

Like shots fired I heard a voice echo the valley of my soul
“Dan you need to understand this aint no way to go”
Then I heard a whisper way down low
“The secret is surrender, ask me how I know”

Hey there cowboy lay down your guns
You fought and failed skipped bail now you’re on the run
Hey there cowboy what’s done has been done
Your alibis they’re all lies you aint fooling no one

Wave your white flag son
Your more than the man you have become
It’s time that you come clean
and let my name take the shame of where you’ve been
Lay down your guns

In the Valley of Decision, that boulevard of demons
There’s blood on the hands of our priests and politicians
We sing tombstone blues to a slow train coming
History has taught but we ain’t learned our lessons
We murder on mass and call it religion
We steal without shame and call it business
We shackle the wild and call it freedom
We’re all hypocrites in the eyes of our children

Lay down your guns

Dan Hannaford © 2014


from I Cried Bullets, released May 1, 2015
Produced, engineered & mixed by Paul Pilsneniks recorded at Studios 301 Byron Bay (2014). Performed by Dan Hannaford: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Dobro Dave Murray: Electric guitar, Backing Vocals Maurice Cernigoi: Bass, Backing Vocals Rex Carter: Drums, Backing Vocals Ollie McGill: Strings Casey Blackburn: backing vocals. Mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301 Sydney, Australia.



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Dan Hannaford Byron Bay, Australia

“A rock-solid slab of dusty country and ragged-edged blues, as honest as the day is long, twice as real and raw” – Sydney Morning Herald 2015

“Hannaford channels Bob Dylan and The Felice Brothers with his outlaw blues mojo on overdrive” – Rhythms Magazine 2015
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