Ambush (Nilsson Sings Nilsson)

by Kiefo Nilsson

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about

Ambush was originally recorded for the Son of Schmilsson record in 1972.

Our version aimed to stay largely true to the original form and to try and impart the smoky and dark vibe of the lyrics.

lyrics

The lamp that lights the way
Is a light from yesterday
The drum which leads the way
Is a sound from yesterday
The road is filled with shadows
Of a million, living leaves
Darkness all around us
And not a friend in sight
We sang a song together
To help us through the night
The song was sung with spirit
But soft, and like a choir
And as the others sang along
Our voices lifted higher
We sang until we reached the bridge
We crossed, then saw the wire
But by the time we stopped the song
The enemy had opened fire
Now, we ain't gonna sing that song no more
Ain't gonna sing that song no more
Just don't pay to sing no more
Especially when you're in a war. A war
Now, this time through
We want everybody to listen to the punchline
All right. All right. All right! All right!
The song was sung with spirit
But soft and like a choir
But by the time we stopped the song
The enemy had opened fire
Now, we ain't gonna sing that song no more
Ain't gonna sing that song no more
Just don't pay to sing no more
Especially when you're in a war

credits

released February 10, 2017
Personnel--
Produced by Kiefo Nilsson and Cal Campbell

Kiefo Nilsson: Vocals, Electric Bass, Electric Guitars, Tambourine, Piano

Cal Campbell: Drums, Percussion
Taylor Plenn: Saxophone
Joe Berry: Saxophone
Stefan Kac: Tuba
Trevor Parrish: Trumpet

Engineered by Cal Campbell at Agoura Borealis Recordings in Agoura Hills CA
Arranged by Bobby Halvorson (of Brother, Sister)
Mixed by Pierre De Reeder of 64Sound

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