Friday, March 16, 2012

Lyrics Of The Week

Avast ye landlubbers! While listening to Pandora Radio, I discovered something completely new to me: the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm. It is a heavy metal band that produces exclusively pirate-themed songs, a seldom explored musical market segment. Granted, this will not be everyone's cup of tea, but the lyrics of the song Back Through Time caught my attention. The song tells the ridiculously improbable story of pirates that traveled back through time to fight against vikings.  Here's just a snippet:

You put your faith in Odin and Thor
We put ours in cannons and whores
Your viking gods won't save you now
When pirates strike from the starboard bow

(lyrics and music by Christopher Bowes)

Why did I find these words so fascinating? Well, for one it's basically saying that it is better to put one's faith in guns than in gods. Who would have known that pirates were basically gun-toting atheists?

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