The Blood Brothers, South Africa’s first rock ‘n roll super group, have taken up arms for the Vrede Foundation in the fight against cancer. They banded together for the first time at Carnival City on the 18th of July and now they are bringing their killer 3 hour set to Cape Town next Wednesday, 23rd September, at Grant West Casino.

The Battle Cry – People Gotta Know
Hunter Kennedy wrote the war cry, People Gotta Know, to get our local rock legends fired up and ready for round 2.

The Blood Brothers:
Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls), Francois van Coke (Fokofpolisiekar & Van Coke Kartel), George van der Spuy (Taxi Violence), Albert Frost (Blues Broers), Kobus de Kock Jnr. (Black Cat Bones), Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar), Rian Zietsman (Taxi Violence), Jason Hinch (ex Black Cat Bones, Boargazm), Isaac Klawansky (Shadowclub) and Loedi Van Renen (Taxi Violence)

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*All proceeds of the sale of this single goes to The Vrede Foundation.

The lyrics:

there’s a hole in my soul
and I fill it with gold
never gonna get caught
never gonna get old

till a white cloud colors in my x-ray
death lives on the streets
you can’t pay it to go away

no, you never won a battle by staying at home
when the frontline of the war is raging in your bones

the people gotta know
though you walk through the valley
you never really walk alone

victim or survivor some days
I don’t have a song in my heart
so I sing from my memory
and of my friends lost

I was born to die
now live to regret it
blew breath in death’s face
and said not just yet

no, you never won a battle by staying at home
when the frontline of the war is raging in your bones

You shouldn’t count your scars
in the dead of night
you can’t wake up in the middle of the fight
when you stab that thing in its chest
only losers whine about their best
and you still have the rest of your knife

no, you never won a battle by staying at home
when the frontline of the war is raging in your bones

I close my eyes at the sky
and say: “Mama, I’m coming home”
Though I walk through the valley
I never really walk alone