We Melted The Wax, Now We Can See

by Esben and the Witch

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Out searching for pinpricks Of light in the dark On a mantle so black Everything's covered in tar The sun has slid under The moon is on her heels Whilst the world keeps on turning Like a drunkard reels All the cold is melting Street lights smudge with stars Splashes of paint now daubed Sweeping across in an arc A fool's vision of paradise Four sparkling wheels All spinning wildly Like a drunkard reels The blur becomes beautiful All muffled and warm The edges once harsh and sharp Have dissolved in the dawn Old knights on a pavement Down on luck, on our knees Spitting, whilst swearing an oath Like a drunkard reels "Come swish around, my pretty punk And keep me dancing still..." The older poet's words resounding As the pealing of a bell Through its dirty, beating heart We ramble, like we're free Dizzy with a heady bliss Like a drunkard reels Whirling in a haze of smoke It all starts to unfurl The distant horns declaring It is the end of the world Heavy with a burden So over we keel Like a hut sways in the wind Like a drunkard reels A rainbow in darker tones Stretches through the sky With promises of solid gold The crueler tricks of light The night is full of violent truths There's just too much to feel So close your eyes and stagger on Like a drunkard reels


"We Melted The Wax, Now We Can See" is a collection of four acoustic songs. First of all our cover of Black Sabbaths 'Planet Caravan', a late night tour van staple for many years now, alongside reworkings of 'Marching Song' and 'Dig Your Fingers In'. And finally, something new, 'Like A Drunkard Reels'. This began life as a bass chord progression in the basement of our first home here in Berlin. From there the words have started to flow and the guitars unfurl around them. As we head into the studio, percussion and amplification beckon but in the meantime we present the song in its raw form, a black water-colour for night time sojourns into the city and beyond. And in the meantime rest assured we are readying the hammers and the chisels, preparing to carve out its final incarnation. For this EP represents a meditative calm before the storm. A moments reflection in the still air as something altogether different begins to take shape on the horizon. A deep, dark rumble emanates from out there and threatens the calm. More news soon but for now we hope this collection can become a companion for those dark winter nights ahead.

(p) & (c) 2015 Esben and the Witch. All songs written by Esben and the Witch aside from Planet Caravan, written by Black Sabbath.


released December 13, 2015


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Looking for the light in the dark since 2008

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