Amaterasu

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Amaterasu
Music by The Steady Swagger
Lyrics by Mathieu Lacombe

Amaterasu, Shinto sun Goddess, shining heaven, the eldest, radiant
Begot from her father’s left eye. Sent to the heavens, so the sun did shine
She never gets to see the moon Goddess (her) sister, from her father’s right eye, so the moon did shine
Her brother, the Storm God of the sea, in a fit of rage he went mad and ravaged the country

Amaterasu, Goddess of light, hear them scream as they suffer blight
Did they annoy you little kami, you ran away sad, sealed in by a boulder in the cave where you hide
Kenkay, yukay, no more sun rays. Shadows fill the days where the succubus now play
Shinto Goddess you’re costing us our lives!
Damn you Omikami, by depriving us your light!

Storm God of the sea drove her into the cave
But Ama-no-Iwato cannot be her grave
It was the Storm God in a fit of rage, but Ama-no-Iwato cannot be her grave

Dear Goddess of the endless sun, our little kami, we can’t force you out
But we’ll try with a risqué diversion like a cheeky little dance and some laughs
Should arouse your curiosity and give us a chance
From a mirror on a tree you will peak a new dawn
From Ama-no-Iwato your streak of light will shine down upon us one more time
And we shall seize you, return you to heaven and to the shadows we’ll bid adieux

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from Vol III, track released April 15, 2017

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As soon as they get going, so does their hungry public. For the past six years The Steady Swagger have been crafting their unique style of folk storytelling grounded by a solid rock & roll foundation. They play a deft mélange of high octane theatrical folk music punctuated by surf rock, jazz, pirate shanties and gritty blues. ... more

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