The Crackle & The Static: Part X ‘Sally’s Curse’
Where to start? All along this song has been the secret weapon. The diamond in the… well the other diamonds but still, ‘Sally’s Curse’ is our epic.
We are pretty confident we have this singalong pop punk rock n’ roll thing sewn up, but Sally’s Curse is a complete change of pace. Why you ask? Because it is a fully fledged, baton down the hatches, all hands on deck, sea shanty! A buccaneers anthem, telling the story of a young man who murders his fiancée on the eve of their wedding, only to run off to sea with a crowd of pirates. But all is not as it seems and our freebooting protagonist discovers he is cursed by the ghost of Sally.
This swashbuckling lament is as relentless and unforgiving as the waters themselves. The music was a complete band effort with pounding drums, stomping bass, guitar jigs and gang vocals. The lyrics are dark, with more twists and turns than a ship in a storm.
I won’t give too much away. After all, dead men tell no tales, but this one is something special!
“With gathering pace, my sins gave chase and soon caught up with me…”
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