The Sun Dies in the East

We’re on the road and we’re gunning for the Buddha
We know his name and he mustn’t get away
We’re on the road and we’re gunning for the Buddha
It’ll take one shot to blow him away

(Gunning for the Buddha – Shriekback)

There are many citations and opinions on the net as to what this song means. I prefer the zen koan, which goes something like: if you see a Buddha on the road shoot him because he’ll almost certainly be a false prophet (I guess a Buddhist would say you’re meeting your ‘inner longing’ or ‘desire’; personally I just like non-prophet organisations.).
If you’re interested, there’s a sweet little blog about this kind of thing : Shoot the Buddha

Other Shriekback reviews: Mercy Dash, Gunning for the Buddha, Hand on my Heart, Nemesis.

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