Behind the story: The Narrative shares the story of the song 'Reason to Leave'
The Narrative posted on the band's Instagram a video with the lyrics of the single 'Reason to Leave' off of the second studio album "Golden Silence" and (Jesse) wrote the captions talking about the meaning of the song that talks about the life of immigrants in the US and what is the struggles some of them have to go through
There’s a lot more context here but I was struggling with a lot of anger, sadness, and frustration at the state of immigration in our country. One day I was listening to Icky Thump by @thewhitestripes and was inspired to write about it, and thus "Reason to Leave" was born. “Well, Americans: What, nothing better to do? Why don’t you kick yourself out? You’re an immigrant too. Who’s using who? What should we do? Well you can’t be a pimp and a prostitute too.”
For those immigrants who get sworn in today to US citizenship, they are forced to renounce any “allegiance and fidelity” to their homeland and “bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law”. Listen to the whole song on Golden Silence, our 2016 full length available on Spotify.
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