Joe Solo ft. Rebekah Findlay - The Pencil & The Gun

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Violence solves nothing.


The Gun said: "Now Pencil, I'm stronger than you.
I can smash you to pieces, and what could you do?
Stop all that writing, it's over, I've won.
They'll cower to gaze on this thing that I've done."

The Pencil it paused and then carried right on.
It said: "Do your worst because after I'm gone
These words that I've written will take to the skies
As free from your bullets as truth is from lies."

The Gun shot the Pencil to pieces then saw
Those words on the paper that fell to the floor
At once through a crack in the window it heard
The crowds in the streets sing those very same words.

It cried: "That's impossible! How can it be?
I killed you, I beat you, I won, don't you see?"
But the Gun didn't get it, how after we're gone
The words and the love and the hope they live on.


from The Future Needs Us Now, released January 6, 2017
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Joe Solo Scarborough, UK

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough.

Live he has an ever growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath.

He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
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