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The Beast Of The Air

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The best songs are those that touch on universals – things that every human being experiences.

The Beast of the Air is about hunting Sky-Kraken from an airship.

The best songs get to the chorus or hook as quickly as possible.

The Beast of the Air takes about 2 and a half minutes to get to the chorus.

This is kind of a statement of intent for IronBark as an album – The Beast of the Air is saying 'yeah, there are going to be twiddley guitar bits and synth noises, yes there are going to be rich chords and lyrics about steampunk stories. Yes I'm trying to write good songs, but it's not exactly pop.'

You can find out more about the song on this blog post: bit.ly/2fQWHwB

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The Beast Of The Air

We sprang into motion when they told us the news,
Half a herd snared by the beast of the air,
Propellers awhirring we took to the skies,
Off to destroy the kraken

And as we rose higher, our engines ablur,
A strange copper tang filled up our lungs,
Scent of the kraken,
Afloat on the breeze
Grew stronger the closer we flew

The beast of the air wails a song,
Wails a song to keep us dreaming

An eye through the clouds
Tentacles reaching
An eye through the clouds
Tentacles bewitching

The beast of the air wails a song,
Wails a song to keep us dreaming

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from Ironbark (2016 expanded edition), released May 23, 2016

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Tom Slatter London

A latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles’ is how Tom Slatter has been described. Since 2010 he has been scaring audiences with five albums and numerous EPs of storytelling songs. ... more

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