Celtic Singer/Songwriter Sammy Horner, Inspired by Bob Dylan and a Mennonite Community, Releases New Song
Lancaster, PA, October 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Celtic Singer/Songwriter and professional traveling troubadour, Sammy Horner, has released a new single, titled "In God We Must Trust (A Protest Song)" after playing in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) for a urban Mennonite missional community, that describes themselves as "Intentionally Creative."
Sammy Horner, an actively traveling troubadour who is known for his lyrics and musical abilities, especially in the musical groups; “The Electrics” and “The Sweet Sorrows.”
Sammy Horner has also been known for his role in playing bass for Buddy Miller, Phil Madeira, Julie Miller, Mitch McVicker and Glen Kaiser. He has shared stages with Motorhead, Cliff Richard, The Alarm, Bruce Cockburn and many others.
"We really enjoyed having them in town. Through, engaging in conversation, we realized we are kindred souls," says Pastoral Leader Jeff McLain, of The Community Haus and a Mennonite. It was that conversation that led Jeff to challenge renowned singer/songwriter Sammy Horner, to record a protest song. Jeff continued, "I am inspired by songs from the Vietnam area, when music was able to speak to the realities people were walking in. I challenged Sammy to write a song, for today, in a similar style."
Horner addressed issues from fair-wage, to fair-practice and even mentioned the recent government shut down in the United States, over healthcare. It's quickly garnering attention in the Lancaster area, and the Mennonite world.
"This has pretty much become our Battle, err Peace Hymn of Republic," said Katie McLain, also of The Community Haus.
Perhaps this song, will inspire others to "rediscover" a different error of song and story telling.
In God We Must Trust (A Protest Song)
In a world full of plenty we take no account for the price we are willing to pay,
Kids that slave day and night just for a dime, a life of all work and no play.
There’s mountains of grain that the rats feed upon and houses with windows of wood,
While men sleep on streets in the frost of the night and kids go to bed with no food
You’ll fight for your country, you’ll fight for your rights You’ll fight for you greed and your lust,
But you won’t agree with your own dollar bill
’cause it says it’s God we must trust.
You spend tens of millions on violence and war, destruction of all human kind,
But you’ll close down the government on such things as care for our bodies and minds.
The headlines will talk about some football star or something that you might require,
Like a new music player to help you block out the sounds of the bombs and gunfire.
You’ll stand for your money, you’ll stand for your gold,
’till it’s nothing but paper and rust,
but why won’t you stand up and cry with one voice,
“It’s only in God we must trust”?
well i’m not pretending that I know it all, I’m pretty sure I don’t know much,
But someone once told us to be like a child for the kingdom of heaven is such;
and why is concern for your neighbours so hard, and love for your fellow man tough?
When the last man is standing with no one to hate
will the whole world agree’ “that’s enough”?
You’ll stand for religion and philosphies ’till you’re nothing but ashes and dust,
but you won’t let your mouth utter one simple prayer, “It’s only in God we must trust”!
Interested individuals can download this song, through Sammy Horner's Bandcamp for $1.