Lyrics

This is the crossing of words

This is the culmination of losses

This is the space in between

This is where it all begins

We were told that we are the writers of history, of our history

But who are the ones holding the pen inscribing our story

 

With voices made of diamond

We speak in common carbon

For the profit of some corporate nightmare machine

 

It’s high time to break your chains

Throw caution to the wind and reclaim

Some value for ourselves, before long

 

With a body wrought from stone

Heart of iron, a corroding ore

Choking on diamond, choking on diamond

 

Maybe I’m sick

Convince me your not

For how can medicine exist

In this space that love forgot

 

Where faceless trolls hold sway on world views in the evening news

And all we breathe is diamond

 

Stare down the barrel with nought to lose

Maybe someone will shout enough is enough

Enough is enough

 

Weigh anchor, while the ship is sinking

Maybe someone will shout enough is enough

Enough is Enough

 

Stare down the barrel with nought to lose

Maybe someone will shout enough is enough

Enough is enough

 

Stand stock still and watch it all come crumbling down

Maybe someone will shout enough is enough

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

Is enough.

[Outro - distorted radio chant] 

Shots are fired

Hopes fade

Lips meet

at the borderlines

Shots are fired

Hopes fade

Lips meet

Through the borderlines

I wrote Diamond Breath as a warning and protest song.

I wanted to capture a tone which reflects on political tribulations of the past and poses a bleak outlook on the future. But there is hope.

 

The title Diamond Breath came from the idea that we as human beings breathe out carbon (dioxide). I wanted to meld this fact with the scientific idea of carbon both as a fuel and something extremely valuable; i.e. the burning of coal and diamonds created under extreme pressure. 

 

What we say can be used to fuel the fires or be seen as extremely valuable. I aimed to allow hard truths to hit home and beseech you to say 'enough is enough' to policies that are detrimental to the planet and the populace in general. 

This is merely my angle, the one that I started out from and I'm much more interested in finding out how the song makes you feel and what interesting links that you come up with. Let me know below in the comments. 

Instrumentation:

Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar, Shruti box, melodica, backing vocals, stutter vocals, percussion (egg shaker & stomp box)

Inspirations

John Butler - Mist 

Stromae - Carmen

Jon Boden - Going down to the wasteland

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Thanks for your thoughts!

Bravo! Un beau message très touchant!

Marie-Ange

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