Who Pulled The Trigger

by Guerra

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I wrote this song In January 2015. I had just arrived in Dublin to join a world tour and my first day of rehearsals was the following morning. Watching the news in my hotel room I saw coverage of young children, particularly of a young girl, in the midst of war and I felt troubled by the brutality that the poor innocent children had faced.

I couldn’t sleep that night and felt compelled to write this song as the words and melody raced through my thoughts. The song questions who is to blame for their suffering, how did it start, who pulled the trigger? I stayed up until the early hours writing and the song became a poignant start to the next 14 months on the road.

lyrics

Who Pulled The Trigger

Torn apart with such disgrace
Broken lives, nowhere to feel safe
Hide or run, cry, die fight fate
They take it all, blow down the walls
Inspired to find their pot of gold
Bloodied hands leave troubled souls

And now, who’s gonna pour her water
And now, who’s gonna take the blame

Who pulled the trigger
Her face disfigured
Who pulled the trigger
Poor child so severed
A massacre of war and games

Troubled minds feed troubled souls
Trained for life to be so cold
A soldier dies, cry for no war
Terrorised by such defeat
The enemy so full of greed
What’s left but burdens
Try find peace

And now, who’s gonna pour her water
And now, who’s gonna take the blame

Who pulled the trigger
Her face disfigured
Who pulled the trigger
Poor child so severed
A massacre of war and games

Missiles flying, people dying
Power hungry, country gain
Terror danger, violators
Burning through with faceless rage
Fearless fighters, torture, violence
Children, minors, can’t be safe
Break the system, be no victim
Challenge every step they make

Who pulled the trigger
Her face disfigured
Who pulled the trigger
Poor child so severed
Who pulled the trigger
Her face disfigured
Who pulled the trigger
Poor child so severed
A massacre of war and games

credits

released August 15, 2016
Words & Music by: Lorraine Barnes

Guerra: All vocals, piano
Kevin McPherson: Programming

Produced by: Kevin McPherson and Guerra
Arranged by: Guerra
Mixed / Engineered by: Kevin McPherson
Mastered by: Walter Coelho

Cover image from the Who Pulled The Trigger music video youtu.be/5QGqxCROf2M
Music video produced by: Lagoon Pictures
Director: Patrick Ryan
Cinematographer: Tommy Fitzgerald
Logo and cover art: Sparks the Flame

©2015

WARNING: All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Guerra London, UK

London-born singer-songwriter Guerra (a family name pronounced Gw-err-ah) writes indie pop with an alternative twist influenced by Sia, Lana Del Rey, Kate Bush, Grace Jones and Rihanna.

Guerra (previously Lorraine Barnes) has performed as a backing vocalist with Sting, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Hozier, Emeli Sandé and Róisín Murphy.

Look for Guerra's debut EP in autumn 2016.
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