I wrote a short story a long time ago about a town under siege for years during a perpetual war. The main character's mother is killed early on by a hail of arrows and the brother goes over the wall. I used the plot as loose inspiration for a couple songs during FAWM 2014.
In wars a long time ago it was sometimes necessary for invading armies to destroy sources of food when abandoning an area. Here, someone has to burn the crops on their farm where they and their family made their life. The song ends with a prayer that they're able to keep their loved ones from harm, even at the cost of their own life.
From our charity show to raise money for Music4More (http://music4.more.com), a 503c charity that puts new, repaired, and used instruments in the hands of school kids and veterans.
Midway Fair is:
Jon S. Patton: Guitar and vocals
Joe Scala: Guitar and vocals
Rick: Bass and vocals
Chris Hamilton (he's hiding!): Drums and vocals
Find us online at www.midwayfair.org (we're an organism) and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwayfair
Video and audio recorded by rob hinkal of ilyAIMY (www.lyaimy.com)
Video editing and audio sync by Artem Bank (www.metallicsunmedia.com)
Audio mixed and mastered by Jon S. Patton