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Old Scars

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Although this song musically sounds more hopeful than the others (only a little though) its lyrics tell a different story. It's about sensing that the end is near and having to admit that you never really acknowledged a bigger power and all those old pains you thought you never would feel again come back to plague you when you are at your weakest. And you realize that although you thought you were free you always had to answer to the demons you yourself created. So yeah, pretty upbeat stuff.


Moira’s here to set me free
I can feel her beady eyes on me
She told me that my lot weighed down
And that she’s out
To make me wear my crown

For years I thought I’d be left alone
But my guardian angel got enthroned
She asked me if I knew her god
As she stood awed
I told her I did not

So here they are
Back from afar
Here they are
Them old scars

The king had left his son in charge
A ruthless tyrant by and large
He told us that he would forgive
All our sins and shit
But now rules as he deems fit

So here I lay
Rotting, bone dry
Here I lay
Cover your eyes
Because here they are
All over my heart
Here they are
Them old scars


from Tales of Woe, released December 1, 2018


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Silas J. Dirge Amsterdam, Netherlands

Silas J. Dirge is the moniker adopted by songwriter Jan Kooiker. Combining an acoustic folk sound with Morriconesque guitars, he sings about everyday subjects like giving in to your black soul and having conversations with Death.

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