The Rapture (single)

by Mack West

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"The Rapture" & "Vigilante's Prayer" by Mack West
Copyright 2012, Mogetchie (ASCAP)


released July 16, 2012

Performed by Mack West
Music & Lyrics by Zach Mechlem
Mixed & Mastered by Steve Wethington
Cover: "Thirteen Years of Carrion", by Brian David Braun



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Mack West Cincinnati, Ohio

With their unique sound marriage of Southwestern country, rock, and blues, Cincinnati’s Mack West established its own sub- genre: Alt-Western. The evocative sound immediately caught the ears of national television producers looking for the right music for their shows’ soundtracks. Tracks from their debut have surfaced on History Channel, Discovery Channel, AMC, and CMT. ... more

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Track Name: The Rapture
I'm just the poor man outfoxing the rich man
We live in his forest and hunt down his game there
I'm gonna take what I want I'm gonna get some
You know until I own this land I'll never be someone

I'm just the Traveller skunking the king
Sometimes we get crazy and do awful things
But oh, when the rapture comes you know we'll all be saved
You don't want the likes of us controlling Haites

Don't try to ride here 'cause you just might die here
We tied to your saddle, a curse on your land
And don't try to push me inside another proper home
And don't be surprised by the wrath, we never travel alone

You took what you wanted and set our wagons on fire
Now we ain't got no medicine to keep our babies alive
Felt the hard hand of the soldier on my right cheek
And your still wondering why we're all crazy
Track Name: Vigilante's Prayer
Show me, Lord how to be a man and tell me how to win the war
And please take away all my misery and let me live as I did before
Lord, I pray
Lord, I trust in you and this horse I ride as we tear right through the night
We must avenge the innocent so their souls can sleep tonight
And ever more
Please say a prayer for my Ma and Pa 'cause you know I won't see them again
And lord, give me strength to erase my foe so that we may all live free again