The War

by ssssnake

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The War is about the war within. Fighting your personal darkness and never giving up. Specifically, never giving up on yourself. The first verse describes the making of a sword, inspired by the opening sequence of the original "Conan the Barbarian" Film. The second verse describes the fight with the demon that is "so close" because he is your own dark thoughts that block you from living a free and joyous life. The fight is exhausting and unending, but never let the darkness win, never be denied.

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The War Lyrics:

I bend it out
metal crush into form
pull steel to sword
orange
from the burning coals

new soul is born
edge a sharpened
hairs width
so many folds
the steels' riddle
is safe with me

and gods blade
shines
as a warning strong
walk straight
strides long
on their graves

cut the clouds
wine red the blood
rains down
the
king reigns now
cold lonely

let this ring out
burn out the sun
Ignite the sea
grind mountains down
won't be denied yeah
denied yeah he yeah

never let the darkness win
fight rages on
solders wide sword
won't be denied yeah
denied yeah he yeah

never let the darkness win
fight rages on
solders wide sword
won't be denied yeah
denied yeah he yeah


stand straight alone
through the trials of stone
the demons slept
so close
y'all know his sent

never a joy
felt without its
hot breath
upon your neck
yet steels' riddle
is safe with me

His bleak strength
shines
but no match for the
white beast's
blind speed
seed his grave

no flowers grow
on the fresh mound
no tomb stone
I send them all home
Hades awaits


let this ring out
burn out the sun
Ignite the sea
grind mountains down
won't be denied yeah
denied yeah he yeah

never let the darkness win
fight rages on
solders wide sword
won't be denied yeah
denied yeah he yeah


never let the darkness win
fight rages on
solders wide sword
won't be denied yeah
denied yeah he yeah

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released February 9, 2015
Built by Noah Tabakin
Mixed and Mastered by Todd rittmann

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ssssnake Chicago, Illinois

Noah Tabakin is the man behind Ssssnake, a hip hop-, funk- and gospel-inflected soul project with a wild, joyous vibe. Defying categorization, Ssssnake has been likened to the lovechild of Ray Charles and Danny Brown or a hip hop Jeff Buckley.

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