Pillar of Salt

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We wanted to wright a catchy simple and rocking riff that made you nod your head. We wanted a big catchy chorus and shredding guitar solos with big powerful drums.

Song Meaning

The literal meaning of the song is based on a modern day version of Sodom and Gomorra. An alien race waging war on your city and you having to find a way to escape. Pillar of Salt is a reference to Lot's wife. When she turned back to look at her city that was being destroyed, she was turned into a pillar of salt. I picture a city going up in the blinding light of a nuclear explosion. The lyrics "hells wind will howl" and "bright blinding light" is alliteration but they also provide imagery for this.
The metaphorical meaning could be that the way of life that you knew, your home, your routine, your safe space will one day change. It won't stay that way forever and you will be powerless in the process. Everything lives and dies in it's own time. Including a way of life. Including a city. Including a civilization. Including the stars above.

So I hope you dig it!! Free download! We'll have the INCREDIBLE album artwork up next week as well as releasing the next song "Lightbringer" on wednesday!
Thank you all and remember, ROCK N' ROLL IS MEANT TO BE LISTENED TO LOUD!!!!!!

lyrics

Hell fire falls past city walls, now set ablaze.
The arrogance of men has damned them in their ways.
The race of gods shall have their claim for in their eyes is our disgrace.
Would they lift us from ourselves; incinerate,
but hope has held fast this day.
Hold tight your eyes and don't turn around.
In bright blinding light, it's all falling down.
You chose your path, stuck in your ways, now face your fate.
Pillar of Salt, your charred remains, in lack of faith,
but hope has held fast this day.
Hold tight your eyes and don't turn around.
In bright blinding light, it's all falling down.
Salvation vowed, you can't turn back now.
Hells wind will howl. It's all falling down.

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from Scarecrows Are Aliens, released February 16, 2016

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