Bound to Be

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The Gathering Field are an American rock quartet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who recorded five albums from 1994 until 2001. They went on hiatus in 2002 and reunited in 2013. more »


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1996
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Raised on words like "punishment" and "God will get you 
If you don't do what you're told." 
Nuns turned children into fearful right 
handed little 
Servants of the Lord 

And then the atom bomb fell down on Hiroshima, North Dakota 
The year she turned sixteen 
And she said, "There is something very wrong here. 
Do you know what I mean? Do you know what I mean? 

'Cause I got visions forming in my head 
And I keep hearing what the preacher said 
Said this world will be the death of me 
I know it will, it's bound to be 
Bound to be" 

Satchel full of broken hopes and empty picture postcards 
That she'd never send 
Her mama sitting on the front porch step 
Daddy frowning in the darkened doorway, waving his regret 
Then she was jumping on the Santa Fe, summer night in 1947 
Bound for God knew where 
And she said, "I can see destruction fast approaching. 
I feel it in the air. I feel it in the air. 

And I got visions forming in my head 
(See the blood on the horizon) 
And I keep hearing what the preacher said 
(Said the truth will set you free) 
Said this world will be the death of me 
(I got no one to rely on) 
I know it will, it's bound to be." 
(Except for me...) 

On a road in Valparaiso, she met a hobo named Old John 
They hunkered down in a gazebo, and chose a star to gaze upon 
Old John said he could see her slipping, and he asked her what was wrong 
She said, "The rope I had been gripping turned to sand 
And now it's gone, now it's gone. 

Can't you see the writing on the blood soaked blue horizon 
Plain as VJ day. Hear the barking of the 
Drowning dogs, frozen like so many Eisenhower 
Statues in Pompei. I think I'll take another taste 
Old John, to numb my heart, God knows I'm falling fast as 
Atoms through the sky." She said, 
"This world it sure ain't no place to live in 
But it ain't no place to die. No it ain't no place to die..." 

CHORUS 

BILL DEASY: lead vocals, acoustic guitar 
DAVE BROWN: electric guitar 
ERIC RIEBLING: bass 
RAY DEFADE: drums 
JOANNA ITHEN: vocals ("See the blood on the horizon." etc.) 
SCOTT BLASEY & KELSEY BARBER: background vocals 

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Written by: WILLIAM PAUL DEASY

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