Western Weapons Never Drown At Sea

by the scattering

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Originally recorded for a benefit comp that never materialized. All money will be donated to two local charities in Reno, NV. OUR Center (primarily helping homeless LGTBQ youth), and Northern Nevada International Center, (helping to resettle Syrian refugees).




Eyes of the lost
the frightened, abandoned
a people without a country

look to those who have and have and have
those who’ve turned their backs
turned cold and unwelcoming

eyes expecting arms open
but finding arms of a different breed
are we so scared and so
ill informed
willing to watch as a people drown

so we can cry freedom
freedom so hollow
freedom so empty

so shallow the lie we tell
to keep disguised
our hate as love
our hate as love

arm the ally
enemy to be
mother daughter father son
burned in the cross hairs

arm the ally
enemy to be


released August 4, 2017
the scattering on this recording were Jason, Jes, Brian, Jim

Track engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley @ Atomic Garden Recording Studio

Cover image designed by Dean Huff


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