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Fire And Stonewalls

by Max Turner

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This track was produced in 2021 but written in Istanbul in July of 2016, where artist MPB Turner found himself stuck in the dangerous predicament of an attempted coup d'état and the subsequent political turmoil. The lyrics explore the notion of being forced to submit to hazardous circumstances and surrendering to those circumstances in a spiritual way: "When you wake to the sound of F-16's breaking the sound barrier overhead and see tanks on the Bosphorus bridge and undercover police outnumbering civilians in the aftermath of a botched coup, a different mind set kicks in." This theme is one that relates to the circumstances that the world is currently suffering: "The time spent locked indoors in Istanbul pushed against the walls of one's thoughts and in fear of one's life reminds me of the Covid-related lockdown. If anything good came from having spent several months on the cusp of civil war in Turkey, it is coming to terms with a less human enemy."


What's on today?
Are there roles we're to play?
History's spiel on repeat
Cards are shuffled, tricks are cheap

Lick our wounds, battlefields
Wash our hands of ordeals
Not a sheep ever followed
Our leaders to sorrow

Woe, lord, find me a place to call home
With no trading fire or stonewalls
Standing where cold faces froze
When we're all but a pebble on roads

Heart and spade lie
Buried deep on frontline
Headless beast, blind missile
Same scenes throughout time


released April 28, 2021
Written, composed and produced by Max Turner for
Detachable Icons, Mixed by Marzio Arico, Mastered by Sam John


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Max Turner Pomaia, Italy

Max Turner is a rapper, singer, composer and producer known for co-founding the internationally acclaimed group Puppetmastaz with his cousin Paul Pm, Chilly Gonzales, Mocky and Patric Catani. Initially coming from a background in electronic music he went on to study Carnatic singing in india for a period of five years. ... more

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