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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    One of 200 CDs made by Retroactive Records in 2006 and signed and numbered by Rob Christie, Nina Llopis, and Julio Rey.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hardcore for Jesus (recordings 1985-1989) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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His name was Trigger Luke & he had the fastest draw
He’d killed three sheriffs he lived by his own law
1 Day after game of cards & the whisky poured hot
A woman waited for trigger upstairs in a cot
He and the bartender her price but tempers
began to fly
Another claimed an earlier payment
And he was shot down on the pavement
Not dead but never to be a man again
If what I’m saying you can understand
& Trigger quietly walked away
He stayed with the woman for three days
He left town & no one saw him months on end
Rumors filtered in that he’s been changed
I heard he crossed paths with a travelin preacher
Trigger drew his gun but the man had
reached him
I heard he lay down his gun
Smashed his bottle on the ground
I heard he cried that day
I can’t believe what I’ve heard said
He won’t ever touch another woman
& He was beaten by a man
& He’s coming back to town
& 5 men want to gun him down
I woke up late to se exactly what had passed
I saw Luke lying dead of a shotgun blast
I heard Luke rode in at the crack of dawn
As enemies confronted him with their guns drawn
They said they wanted a fight
To pay him back for their lost rights
Luke just asked to forgive him
He said he had a new life to give them
“Long ago I was lost”
His next words were drowned
By the shots
Someone heard his last breaths
He said “Lord forgive them”


from Hardcore for Jesus (recordings 1985​-​1989), released October 6, 2006
Written by Julio Rey


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The Lead Miami, Florida

Christian hardcore punk pioneers of the 1980s, now Christian post-hardcore apostles with a lower case 'a'

The Lead is
Nina Llopis,
Rob Christie,
Andy Coyle
and Julio Rey

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