Listen to this one and you'll have a blast! (box laughs). This song I wrote the first half of the lyrics a while back. Maybe it was before the '09 summer. Anyway, it all started when Quentin (aka Acolyt #2 aka Ernie Balls of Steel), just popped a chat window at me face saying "how about Castle Bravo?".
This is the story of when a strike of genius
becomes the path of doom lurking amongst us
This story is entitled Castle Bravo!
In the ages of chaos, infamy was born
because any peace attempt was forlorn
A promess of peace made to nations of the rich
To annihilate all they need is to flip a switch
Our incompetent leaders rule the world with fear
Now only thing left to us is our bloodied tears
Those who can purchase peace will be feared forever
Those who can't build their own will leave in fear forever
Diplomatic failures, Surrogates of ambition
Conflicts of interests, Intersecting wills for power
The doomsday clock ticks at an increasing rate
Midnight is coming, time to say your last prayer
For our leaders have finally gone nuts
Warheads ready for lift off, Silos openning all around the civilized world, Red Alert - termination initiated!
(alarms set off)
Missile ballet, a dance of death
Nuclear blasts, mighty fireworks
Sterilization, of the earth's crust
Life vaporized, and will never come back
Those who could purchase peace didn't leave forever
Those who didn't build their own shared the doom of the others.
- It was something like 9am, just got logged in at work. What a hell was he talking about? -
Second chat line: a link to a wikipedia page about this Castle Bravo thing.
It started making sense, Quentin, in his own way was trying to suggest we write a song about an out of control nuclear experiment. Very Thrash Metallish, Dave Mustaine would be proud!
Then I taught about some lyrics, and I didn't feel like writing about a single nuclear blast but about -because I like doom- the whole earth being repaint by atomic fire.
Because I like writing lyrics as short stories that have a intro, development and conclusion I had to explain why oh why would the earth undergo such an horrible fate (or a healthy cure from life infestation).
The story is obvious: our leaders, who are kind of a whole bunch of psychos (you must have strong ego issues to want to be the US president, I'm just saying...) well they go nuts up another notch and start attacking each other with nukes and well we all die, the poor, the rich, the famous, the lonely, all of us, united and equal for the first and the last time.
Musically, I tried to render a growing sense of oppression, of danger until an alarm rings and all hell breaks loose.