AUDIO: Trapper Schoepp – “Cliffs of Dover”
War causes irreparable damage to everyone involved. An unjust, not to mention failed war multiplies that suffering. In the first single from his upcoming album, Milwaukee native and folk purist Trapper Schoepp sings of such suffering. A plucky guitar riff and spare drums run free for a few bars before he begins to sing.
“Brother don’t you know we were bound to lose? And you’re lying in bed with the Baghdad blues.” He puts it plainly— those who were sent to fight for the interests of a crooked few feel the guilt that comes with doing harm to the innocent many. Luckily the music itself is upbeat enough to keep any severe existential dread at bay. At least on the first listen.