LA based atmospheric rock outfit State to State have released the music video for their newest single, “Arms” which comes off their latest release Motives.
“Arms” is a song that rings true and has a lot to tell us about the exceedingly violent and uncertain times we are living in. Guitarist Andrew Orvis explains: “As the world was growing numb to the daily news of mass shootings, bombing massacres, unnecessarily slain civilians & police, and overall violent tragedies across the globe, the lyrics to ‘Arms’ were on constant repeat in my head. I kept hearing the chorus, ‘We gotta lay down our arms instead of our lives’ after San Bernardino, Orlando, Dallas, France, Baghdad, Turkey, Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq and every other recent slaughtering of innocent lives. I needed to express my honest emotions so I created the video using vintage clips of real people and events. To me the video is about human connection and the unending cycle of violence and death in our lives from both war and weaponry.”
“ARMS” by State to State It’s Saturday, the war is almost over We run away from the world With all the guns and media attention Pushing fear and lies We gotta lay down our ARMS, instead of our lives We gotta lay down our ARMS, live out our lives Sunday