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Sea of Blood [SINGLE]

by Aaron Semer

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A dream about a tumultuous ocean that churned and rolled with automobiles tumbling in the waves.
Meditations on mass shootings, capitalism, media, and America's bottomless appetite for violence.
Long walks on turbulent Pacific Northwest shorelines in the winter, the rhythm of the waves.

This is probably the darkest song I ever wrote. Sorry.



He worked 30 hours a week
For minimum wage
Bills, pills, and bottles
And a fist full of rage

He couldn’t find an answer, his mind turned into mud
And the Devil took another for the Sea of Blood

Throwing rage in wild directions
But surrounded by his peers
So the only ones he hits
Are the ones who lend their ears

The angels and demons, they fought and they tugged
And the Devil takes another for the Sea of Blood

When Education doesn’t teach us
But only reinforces fears
He’s too caught in the machine
To even realize he’s a gear

He had to do something to leave ‘am all stunned
Let the Devil take another for the Sea of Blood

He couldn’t find a solution
Just had to make it stop
A shot rang out like a beacon
And a body dropped

With a rat-a-tat-tat, a bang bang and a thud
The Devil took another for the Sea of Blood

They wanna keep you in your place
Our fears are an illusion
The same fire that killed that boy
Could also start a revolution

The waves could churn and kick-up a flood
But you can never appease the Sea of Blood

One of these days we’re all getting’ judged
Just little red drops in a Sea of Blood

(Waves churn… Souls burn…)


released July 29, 2022
(c) 2022 Aaron A. Semer (BMI)
All instruments and vocals by Aaron Semer
Recorded and roughly mixed by Colin J. Nelson at Her Car, Seattle, WA
Amateur mastering by Aaron Semer


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Aaron Semer Seattle, Washington

Aaron Semer is a modern folk/rock singer-songwriter.

"...He deserves a seat at the table alongside Jeff Tweedy, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, and John Prine. He's that good." - PopMatters

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