Salem Trials - A Difference of Living

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Down the rabbit hole we go Every time, every fail The fall goes on forever The serpent swallows his tail There is no more tomorrow Nothing now is built to last The end is the beginning In the future lies the past Down to the molecular level we go To see what we can change The sequence goes on forever and the serpent swallows his tail There is no more tomorrow Nothing now is built to last The end is the beginning In the future lies the past Into the mouths of madness we go It was always bound to occur The decline goes on forever And the serpent…. Fails to appear
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I don’t think you understand I can’t have a battle of wits with an unarmed man You came to me with tales of culture war But know nothing of what happened before What are you fighting for In someone else’s bullshit war How can you vote to understand The simple truth you cannot know There’s facts you won’t acknowledge That mean you live a lie That’s not a hill I plan to die on If I need to die I die They want to cheat you They want to deride you While I’m trying to guide you Not trying to hide you You’ve been lied to for too long You need the truth at last Maybe it’s not my truth But at least I’m honest about that You’re cannon fodder In someone else’s fight You’re marched to the guns Even though they don’t have the right Kept down from childhood Fed on foolish lies What price a statue If another woman dies
3.
All that’s mine is mine All I have to pass the time All I have is this song What price for you all to sing along? I got my hands in my pocket All I’ve got in this world Is what I hold in my hands And what I show to the world Hands in your pockets cos you just can’t get no love Hands in your pockets cos you just can’t get no love Going through the motions 30 seconds to comply Nothing left to grease your palm Too late to say goodbye Money in my pockets cos you just can’t get no love Hands in your pockets cos you just can’t get no love Hands in your pockets cos you just can’t get no love all you need to do when push comes to shove all you need to do all you need to do all you need to do is... keep your hands where I see them where I can see them Where I just, when I just can't get no love
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They took my brother years ago To the hanging tree They left him in the gibbet His bones for all to see This morning as I rose What was it I could see? A white wing crow was nesting Up in the hanging tree White wing crow Fly through the snow Shadow over wing White wing crow Where did you go? You could have been my brother once The white wing crow he looked at me With the beady eye And then I knew as I looked back That surely I would die My guilt conscience gnaws at me My brother dies with me So I let them hang him for my crimes So the white wing crow haunts me White wing crow Fly through the snow Shadow over wing Black wing crow Where did you go? You could have been my brother once White wing crow Where did you go? You could have been my brother You could have saved me You could have saved me from the other You could have saved me from the other You could have saved me from the other
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An electrical section A synapse unfired A difference of living A position retired I’ve stared down my ghosts A clinical silence A void to be filled A moment of violence An vow unfulfilled I’ve stared down my ghosts I failed all my fears Double Dyed in Disney And basted in tears A vision of something A song for the people A condition of mercy An art of the regal I’ve stared down my ghosts I failed all my fears Double Dyed in Disney And basted in tears And end of beginning The loss of a friend Pull up a chair while We wait for the end
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Void 02:36
We live in a grey twilight And somewhere else people are dying For gods sake don’t show it You might just frighten the horses And I’m tired of all this death you never see And I’m tired of all these lies And I hate all the dirty dealing going on And you’re all the folk I despise And it feels like pissing into the void And I'm tired of crying out into the void And I can't do with all this pissing into the void
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While in the Smithy late one night I found myself accosted By a weathered man who looked Like his face was roughly folded He took it on himself to lift An entire pack of Marlboros Then blew smoke in my face And proceeded on to disclose this is my blood and my body What I am saying is no lie He said this blade is the blade of truth And rock and roll will never die I stood up as I made to leave But he was in my way He clearly hadn’t finished In what he had to say He lit another one of my Marlboros And slowly cleared his throat He cleared the bar in a single glance And stuck my Marlboros in his coat this is my blood and my body What I am saying is no lie He said this blade is the blade of truth And rock and roll will never die

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A New Mini Album From York (UK) Band Salem Trials.

I don't know if it is just us here at Metal Postcard Records?

But, it seems Salem Trials Lockdown reading has been back to back JG Ballard novels during lockdown(s)!


"masters of alt rock guitar weirdness" MONOLITH COCKTAIL BLOG

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released May 3, 2021

Metal Postcard 2021
Salem Trials 2021


Russ: vocals / words
Andy: guitars / bass / music
Boss: cheap drum machine / keeper of time

Improvised live to tape December 2020 - January 2021, in ST Studio's basement. Mixed April 2021.
a KEROSCENE production.

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