The Woman Reborn

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The Woman Reborn:

This is the song that I did actually write about Julie describing her betrayal of her friends at her sentencing appeal and the effect it had on her and everyone else. While her actions made me very angry, it was impossible for me to not feel pity toward her at the same time. I knew that she had felt trapped in a situation she couldn’t face and that she had been pressured by the authorities into doing what she did. Of all the things that happened to me as a result of being in Direct Action, watching helplessly as my partner became someone I didn’t know anymore was the hardest thing to deal with.

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from Coming Home, released December 2, 2014

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Gerry Hannah British Columbia

Many people may know of Gerry Hannah through his 25 year on again/off again involvement with the seminal Vancouver punk rock band the Subhumans. Others may know of him through his brief involvement with an urban guerilla group known as Direct Action (aka the Squamish Five). But all along, Gerry has also been playing guitar, singing and writing folk/rock songs behind the scenes. ... more

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