Gat’s Nightmare (CSoul, Turkey) 3:35

Track 10

Luck + Death: home page — Amazon — Kobo

After his service in the California National Forces, and especially after the “pacification” of civilians in Tijuana, Gat Burroughs suffers from nightmares. But these are nightmares that don’t always restrict themselves to times when he’s asleep—every so often they walk down the street next to him, not that anyone else can see.

Returning to Mexico calls up Gat’s nightmares in an especially vivid fashion, particularly the night just before he leaves. This moment is well represented by the song Gat’s Nightmare by CSoul.

This is one of only two songs on the soundtrack that have lyrics (and the other, El Paraíso Perdido, I wrote myself). There’s a good reason for that: it’s damned near impossible to find a song that’s already been written that just happens to fit—melodically and lyrically—with a passage in a book. I found this one entirely by accident while listening to instrumental tracks and it’s perfect.

Here are the lyrics:

After the war
we’re gonna build more efficiently
lose the meaning for revival and surviving
We’ll find everything we need
After the war
After the war

After the war
Foreigners in camoflage, along our borders define our pardons and our loss
Under the electric moon we’ll make love, well make love
After the war

After the war
After the war
After the war
After the war
After the war
After the war

This is also one of three tracks on the album to serve as the soundtrack for a trailer for Luck + Death. You’ll find it below (the other two are on pages [02] and [06]).



Gat’s Nightmare was originally released as After the War by CSoul, which can be found here. It was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (CSoul / CC BY-NC 3.0).

The photograph by dandeluca was released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. It can be found here. I cropped the original photo and altered the saturation.


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