Acts of God

from Go Deep by Richard Turgeon

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Inspired by the California wildfires of 2019, this song tells the story of an old man caught in the flames and having to flee his home. What would any of us do in such a situation? Felt right as a metaphor for our divided times as well. The older generation not feeling totally comfortable with all the change going on in this country.

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What the hell is going on
The sky is gray and I found ashes on my car
Everything I knew is gone
Heard sirens in the night but now they sound so far

Who’s gonna save us from the fires
The trees are black and all the roads have burned away
Please drive around the fallen wires
I’m getting tired and I don’t know where we’ll stay

The flames were right outside our door
I grabbed the silverware and photos off the wall
I couldn’t carry anymore
Don’t worry I won’t let the neighbors take it all

Who’s gonna save us from the fires
The trees are black and all the roads have burned away
Please drive around the fallen wires
I’m getting tired and I don’t know where we’ll stay

I could blame the politicians
We could call it acts of god
Somebody better have an answer
‘Cause everything I knew is gone

Who’s gonna save us from the fires
The trees are black and all the roads have burned away
Please drive around the fallen wires
I’m getting tired but I don’t know where we’ll stay

I’m getting tired but I don’t know where we’ll stay
I’m getting tired but I don’t know where we’ll stay
I’m getting tired but I don’t know where we’ll stay

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from Go Deep, track released August 23, 2019
All noises, produced/mixed by Richard Turgeon. Mastered by Scott Llamas.

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Richard Turgeon San Francisco, California

I'm a suburban dad who writes, performs, and produces original rock songs. I play most of the instruments myself.

My new EP, 'Campfire Songs,' is available now on all digital outlets and on Kool Kat Records (CD).

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