Some lyrics from "Fireflies". Preview of the song (filmed live in the studio) hits YouTube this Saturday!
We are the soldiers in a war that we never want to win;
Trained monkeys do what we’re told for soil and gold...
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, we’ll pretend
To sympathise and
Then throw them back and watch them drown again...
Bitter lies like fireflies
Burning through my brain
Feels so good to be so numb-
Never want to change
Feed them to the beasts below,
Let them burn I say
Give me more, so I'll ignore
The bodycount today
Berliners- we're rocking Mauerpark today at 1pm. Playing Fireflies, Faded Out, Until We Stand, Murder Of The Day and Breathe from the new record. See you there.
Photo: Christoph Richter
We're releasing the second preview of our new album next Saturday! "Fireflies" live from the studio. Subscribe to youtube.com/thesunpilots so you don't miss it. And if you haven't already, visit pledge.thesunpilots.com to check out our crowdfunding rewards and help us make the new record a reality.
Met these guys from Amnesty International when we played in the park on Sunday. They were braving the heat to spread the word about a journalist imprisoned 2 years ago in Egypt- just for photographing security forces’ violent behaviour during a protest. He's now facing the death penalty for a bunch of phoney charges. Crazy. There's no such thing as freedom without freedom of the press.
Lend your voice to the petition to free him at amnesty.org
Using this vintage 1970s Fender Musicmaster for "Faded Out". Sounds so warm and lush, especially with old strings. Might have to steal this thing.