Micah P. Hinson has a new album on the way, due out on October 26th. When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You includes this fine song, ‘The Sleep Of The Damned’, a ramshackle slice of loose limbed rock ‘n’ roll with a backwoods vibe and reference points in the region of Smog and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The album was apparently recorded in 24 hours, somewhere in East Texas with his band the Musicians Of The Apocalypse.
Of the song, Hinson says… “I have no better way to say it – ‘The Sleep of The Damned’ is about a Society that is giving up and giving in to things they know little, to nothing, about- or moreover the Outcomes of Behaviors. The Song Lyrics masquearade in this concept of being stuck in the back of a car, with Bonnie holding the wheel, brandishing a pistol- we, in the back seat, are helpless, confused, willing to give in, willing to be an accomplice, but not actively responsible, yet that really is simply stating how dangerous it is to hand over the reins to things humans have never had to consider. In this Present Time, what are we giving up? And what are we gaining? Who will win? I don’t think it’ll be Humankind. We must keep control of our Minds and Souls- we must be aware of our Present Condition. We seem Lost, we seem Aloof- there is no sense of being Humble… We search for Joy, Love, Mercy, and Grace in all the wrong places. The Power is within us- not without us. As Bowie says, “We Can Be Heroes. Just For One Day.” I Believe in Humanity. I Believe in the Power of The Human Soul. We can transcend Our Condition. We can transcend Life if we so choose”.