Stand Our Ground by DavidN

Stand Our Ground

Stand Our Ground

DavidN

22 April 2016 at 20:12:17 MDT

It's been years since I last submitted a full song... and I'm sorry. But I'm going to change that!

It's been nearly two years since I last submitted a full song... and I'm sorry. But I'm going to change that!

This is one of the songs from a joint project by me and kjorteo kjorteo called "The Poison Skies", an album inspired by the characters and story of Kjorteo's novel "The Afflicted". "Stand Our Ground" is the fifteenth(!) track, and is about Jonathan Coral, a character from the story who is determined to keep standing up to the wickedness and madness of the world despite his exile in the wilderness.

You can hear the high-quality version of this track on Bandcamp, along with a selection of previews from the rest of the album.

Lyrics
[Jonathan:]
I fought the war of cities
And saw a despot steal the throne
His cruelty suppressing how we live

Accepting fear means we survive
But finally there comes a time
When we have nothing more to give

There is a virus
That's crawling through society
It lives on fear
Where no good men will fight
Against the madness
The wickedness and tyranny
As hopeless as it seems
We have to try

When the world is falling under
Are we to die
Or stand up and fight
In the end
We won’t surrender
Standing strong
Our hope will survive
We’ll stand our ground

And now I walk the wasteland
Beneath another tyrant’s hand
But still the war is not yet lost
Oh no

Oppression may outlast one life
But dreams of freedom never die
Intimidation falls
And then we fight

There is a virus...
When the world is falling under...

Stand with me
Together we’ll be strong
And still I dream
Of a life without the dome
Strength and hope
The will to carry on
For life and light
Someone must stand up and fight

When the world is falling under...
I’ll fight to the last
And stand our ground

When the world is falling down
I’ll stand on my ground
For the future of us all
I’ll never surrender
I’ll fight to the last
And stand our ground

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    I've lost count of how many times I've gushed to you about what an honor this is during development, but now I get to do it in public! Unless you're Tolkien, it's really not every day that a metal act makes an entire concept album about your novel. That's... amazing. God, thank you so, so much :D