Blog

Blog

NCADV Receives Support from Madonna's Powerful Video on Gun Violence Prevention

Madonna today unveiled a powerful video for “God Control” from her new album Madame X. Directed by frequent Madonna video collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the visually-arresting video unites art and activism as it addresses the important topic of gun control.

“God Control,” produced by Madonna and Mirwais, evokes the heady sound of the disco era, juxtaposing the unbridled freedom of dancing in a club with the brutal and silencing violence wrought by an intruder brandishing a gun. The song features cascading strings of disco music from the late seventies, when Madonna first moved to NY and went to Studio 54, with potent lyrics that urgently demand gun control and safety and the need to wake up and continue to take action.

HERE is a link to the video.  

Madonna says, “I want to draw attention through my platform as an artist to a problem in America that is out of control and is taking the lives of innocent people. This crisis can end if our legislators act to change the laws that fail to protect us all.”

Madonna posted HERE on Instagram about the video and the lyrics to the song are below.

The video ends with a call-to-action to join Madonna in supporting organizations fighting for common-sense gun safety legislation and working to protect our most vulnerable, including the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and others:

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (@Everytown),

March For Our Lives Foundation (@AMarch4OurLives) 

Gays Against Guns (@GAGnoguns)

Sandy Hook Promise Foundation (@sandyhook)

Human Rights Campaign Foundation (@HRC)

National LGBTQ Task Force (@TheTaskForce)

National Center for Transgender Equality (@transEquality)

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (@NCADV)

One Pulse for America (@onePULSEorg)

States United to Prevent Gun Violence (@supgvnetwork)

Marsha P. Johnson Institute (@MPJInstitute)

“We are so pleased to have Madonna support our organization and bring awareness to the often and sometimes lethal intersection of firearms and domestic violence," said Ruth M. Glenn, President/CEO of the NCADV. "We must continue to understand that domestic violence is a form of terrorism and when guns are involved fatalities are likely. In partnership with Madonna and others we will continue to raise awareness on the issue and the need for preventing, disarming domestic violence and what we can to reduce homicides.”

For more information and to learn how to support these organizations further, visit Madonna.com.

 

“God Control” Lyrics

Everybody knows the damn truth

Our nation lied

We’ve lost respect

When we wake up

What can we do?

Get the kids ready

Take them to school

Everybody knows

They don’t have a chance

To get a decent job

To have a normal life

When they talk reforms

It makes me laugh 

They pretend to help

It makes me laugh

I think I understand

Why people get a gun

I think I understand

Why we all give up

Everyday they have

A kind of victory

Blood of innocents spread everywhere

They say that we need love

But we need more than this

Choir

We lost gun control (x4)

This is your wake up call

Unlike your nightmare

I’m here to start your day

This is your wake up call

We don’t have to fall

A new democracy

God and pornography

A new democracy

People think that I’m insane

The only gun is in my brain

Each new birth it gives me hope

That’s why I don’t smoke that dope

Insane people think I am

Brain inside my only friend

Hope it gives me birth each new

That dope I don’t smoke it’s true

Everybody knows the damn truth (2x)

Wake up

We need to wake up, wake up, wake up... (2x)

It’s a hustle, yeah

It’s a hustle

It’s a con

It’s a hustle

It’s a weird kind of energy

A bizarre thing that happens to be

An abnormal fraternity

And I feel more than sympathy

We need to wake up, wake up, wake up...

People think that I’m insane

The only gun is in my brain

Each new birth it gives me hope

That’s why I don’t smoke that dope

Insane people think I am

Brain inside my only friend

Hope it gives me birth each new

That dope I don’t smoke it’s true

Everybody knows the damn truth (x2)

We need to wake up, wake up, wake up... (x2)

Wake up

A new democracy

Everybody knows the damn truth

Our nation lied

We’ve lost respect

When we wake up

What can we do?

Get the kids ready

Take them to school

 Everybody knows

They don’t have a chance

 To get a decent job

To have a normal life

 When they talk reforms It makes me laugh 

They pretend to help

 It makes me laugh

Choir

We lost gun control.....

WAKE UP

# # #

Media Contact for Madonna:

Kelly Bush Novak, kbushnovak@id-pr.com

Rhett Usry, rusry@id-pr.com

 

Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at 2:52 PM
Partner with us

Become a Member

Learn More