Horses Hooved. Flesh Unmoved.

from by Despite Despair

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about

This song was written in reflection of watching WWII documentaries with my mother as a young child. It’s centered in particular around the horror of nuclear shadows; radiation blasts that tattoo an image at the moment of the blast of a nuclear weapon. In a more general sense, it’s a reflection of living in a country that profits off of war against the poor of the world. As they say, when the majority of your country’s history has perpetuated war, it’s not called ‘fighting for freedom’, it’s called imperialism. This is a mediation for those lives lost in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, and countless others.

lyrics

I WAS YOUNG WHEN THE WAR STARTED. NOT KNOWING THE FAMILIES TORN, THE LOVES, THE LIVES, DEPARTED.
YOU COULD HEAR THE ENGINES APPROACHING. DEAFENING. UNRELENTING. HELL HAD OPENED UP AND VIOLENCE ERUPT.
PETRIFIED WITH FEAR AND FEET STUCK. FLAGS SWAYED SILENT UNDER OATHS ONCE SWORN. GODS AND WORDS SILENT
AS ORPHANED CHILDREN MOURN. UNDER LIDS-FLASHES. STUNG WITH THE SINGEING OF BEAUTIFUL LASHES.
LOST IN UNDERSTANDING NEVER MET. I AWOKE COVERED IN BLOOD AND SWEAT. SHADOWS OF BUILDINGS TRAMPLED.
UNDER FOUR HORSEMEN HOOVED. ALL THAT WAS LEFT WAS MEAT AND TISSUE UNMOVED.

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from GEIST, released October 1, 2016

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Despite Despair Provo, Utah

Despite Despair is a hardcore band from Provo, Utah. Started in 2008, Despite Despair plays a dark, chaotic brand of music focusing on existential themes. Described as a "bludgeoning opus" by SLUG Magazine, the forthcoming album, GEIST, will be released on October 7th, 2016. ... more

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