Words Like Snowflakes

by Edwin Danks

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A real bluesrock song with bluesy choirs, fat rock organs and a lot of guitar! Two guitarsolo's is definitely not mandatory, but you'll probably also don't mind!

The name of the song is derived from the Iliad of Homer:

'When it came time for each to speak in public
And weave a spell of wisdom with their words,
Menelaus spoke fluently enough, to the point
And very clearly, but briefly, since he is not
A man of many words. Being older, he spoke first.
Then Odysseus, the master strategist, rose quickly,
But just stood there, his eyes fixed on the ground.
He did not move his staff forward or backward
But held it steady. You would have thought him
A dull, surly lout without any wit. But when he
Opened his mouth and projected his voice
The words fell down like snowflakes in a blizzard.
No mortal could have vied with Odysseus then,
And we no longer held his looks against him.'

This part of the Iliad inspired me to write a song about people who don't see the point in talking honest and being fair and then think that this attitude does not harm them in any way.



"Lying is all you can, and it’s all you do.
In your life, the truth is but a hollow shell.

Your hollow truth, costs more than you know.

Do you ever think about yourselves?
Because nothing seems to change,
you don’t mind. Do you?
But you don’t know your name.

Your hollow truth, costs more than you know."


released August 31, 2016


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Edwin Danks NH, Netherlands

Edwin is a man who likes his music loud! Hear the organ growl, guitars rumble and the drums pump. Mr. Danks is a man scared of ballads!

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