The Wreck

from by Before The War

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the sea was uprising
the reaper advancing
the night of my uncommon tale

men in a vessel
were trying to wrestle
their lives from the thunder and hail

but the fire in their eyes was in peril
the fear in their hearts very real

and so they went under
the crashing of thunder
would silence their cries in the end

a single survivor
his injuries minor
washed up on the shore by the inn

tell us your story
of courage and glory
the locals demanded of him

but the tale that he told was preposterous
he was saved by a creature of myth

and so came the laughter
and curses right after
but he just look down and then said

bring me to my home (oh maritime girl)
take my ship to shore (don't let it fail)
save my life then break my heart again
and let me be

he spoke of a creature
of mystical features
who flew through the waves like a ray

she was his blessing
the man was obsessing
the moment she left him astray

cause the white in her skin is perfection
the swing in her groove deadly real

and so he sailed over
one time and another
while singing and calling for her


from Tip, track released December 7, 2014



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Before The War Fredericton, New Brunswick

Before The War was formed in Fredericton NB by guitarist Camilo V. and drummer Jason Sonier in spring 2013. Their first notable performance was an enthusiastically received set at Evolve 2014, which drew attention from promoters in Atlantic Canada's independent music circuit. Before The War closed 2014 with regular shows around The Maritimes and the release of "Tip," their first recorded work. ... more

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