The Rise and Fall of Christendom

by the Gospel of Barn Owl

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released 23 October 2014




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the Gospel of Barn Owl Hamilton, Ontario

Since releasing three albums as the Toronto band Barn Owl, songwriter Jared Both has regrouped in Hamilton as a electro garage rock project. Now the Gospel of Barn Owl, the band continues its critique of Constantinianism with experiments combining electronics and dub effects with fuzz guitars and analog synthesizers. ... more

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Track Name: Walter Benjamin 1940
Walter Benjamin put down with pen
the roman empire will never end
lightning flashes like a camera lens
Carthage attacks Rome again

the angel of history is flying backwards
into the storm of so called progress
calamity after calamity piles high the wreckage
we are not angels and we are not helpless

you said history is written by victorious tyrants?
well its symbols of power are just gaudy dress
the empire power is awesome in emptiness
Can John Calvin rule away this guilty Christian’s choice to dance?

You had the chance to shake shake shake it off
Shake shake it off