Sweet Oblivion

from by Sexton Blake

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I wrote this after the Sandy Hook School shooting. It was so very sad to me. There was so much response to what could have been done and what could be done in future. How far are we prepared to go to protect our children? I don't know the answer but I don't think it is more guns. I think at some point we have to stop letting fear decide.


Burn off the cloud and clear the scene
Life goes back to our routine
We tied a ribbon on their souls
It cannot fill
It cannot fill this size of hole

We buy a gun and build a bomb
We burn we bury and we run
We build an army and get strong
We won’t be choked by what you’ve done

Bring back the sweet oblivion
Let’s all go, let’s go to higher ground
Play make-believe on the playground

We dig a moat and build a wall
We check and double check it all
We get insured and looked both ways
Know our plan to evacuate
I won’t be choked by what you’ve done


Their off to hone their busy minds
Practice on mini adult things
The alphabet and building blocks
Colour and counting all the rocks
They are just doing what they see
We try to teach them to be free
To this fear we won’t succumb
Though we have lost you have not won
Though we have lost you have not won
Though we have lost you have not won
Though we have lost you have not won
Chorus X2


from Granted, track released June 15, 2016
Music and Lyrics by Sexton Blake
Mixing and Mastering By Rupert Keiller


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Nadine Tremblay created her alter ego ‘Sexton Blake’ for the launch of her newest career as a songstress/ DJ. Miss Blake has stage fright so playing a character is necessary and as for the origin of the name, ask your Cockney friends about what it means. Sexton’s music is innovative and energetic with hip hop, indie, synth-pop and electro influences, from the garage to the studio to you. ... more

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