War When You Wake

by Esbern Snare

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Child, how you strain
and your words they don't sound the same.
It's a silent cage, locked in silent ways.

With all your thoughts worn, what could be said plain
of the world in your brain?
For the world it is strange.

You're slipping out the door, but you'll crawl back when you fall poor.
May your feet find a place for your mind
a place for your kind.

Child, they're away with their old friend decay
with a thief who is never late
they don't know restraint.
And with your tears comes a war when you wake
with a violent ache.
for it's all you can take.

A cloth a branch has worn, but you'll hold on as you are torn.
May the trees find, a place for your mind
a place for your kind.


released December 26, 2013
Produced and mixed by Jon Anderson at Whalehead Records
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio



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Esbern Snare Norfolk, Virginia

We’re Esbern Snare, a six-piece from Norfolk. We independently released our first album "A Violent Peace" on March 28th of 2014, and are so honored we get to share it with you. Thank you so much for listening and for your continued support of what we love to do. ... more

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