Damiens

by Snakefeast

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Robert-Françoise Damiens attempted to assassinate Louis XV, and was sentenced to one of the most controversial prolonged public executions in modern history; tortured for hours in the street. This song is about how it is nobler to be killed violently and passionately, rather than being sentenced to a cold, mechanical execution by way of guillotine (or lethal injection/gas chamber).

lyrics

The singing guillotine
Is a harsh reality,
The man removed
From the killing blow.

This is cold, inhuman,
Empty.

I long for an execution
Like Damiens',
A spiteful death,
An ugly death,
One at the hands
Of another
Living beast.

I want to look into his eyes
As he binds my arms and legs
To four horses,
Gees them up
And rips me apart.
Laugh at his impotent god,
As he pours boiling tar
And molten lead
into my open wounds.

Pull the cord,
Loose the blade
Of your death machine.

credits

released September 1, 2013
Dave - Drums
Carson - Bass
Daniel - Sax
Phil - Vocals

Snakefeast was recorded in April 2013 by Noel Mueller for Grimoire Records. Mixed and mastered by Noel Mueller.
Art layout by Noel Mueller, Illustration by Chris Bolesta.

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