John Staples | Burn the Ground

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Burn the Ground

by John Staples

Hard rock journey into darkness...
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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Burn The Ground

when the sun slept in one morning
and the sky stayed black as coal
saw the nightwish mount their dragons
as they searched my mortal soul
when we fought the raging armies
of the damned in dark and cold
your essence drained into their night
as you sacrificed control

burn the ground
so the dead can't find me
pray the drowned
stay beneath the sea
hear the sound
dark angels calling
in the visions that I see
burn the ground

when you forfeited our freedom
and you cast your lot with dark
I held your empty shell until
I saw the devil's mark
when your lifeblood drained my ocean
and our fever pitch was reached
I saw you dancing slowly
on the sacrificial beach

burn the ground
so the dead can't find me
pray the drowned
stay beneath the sea
hear the sound
dark angels calling
in the visions that I see
burn the ground

heaven knows I loved you
heaven knows I tried
all the time I'm thinking of you
I should be glad I'm still alive

burn the ground
so the dead can't find me
pray the drowned
stay beneath the sea
hear the sound
dark angels calling
in the visions that I see

burn the ground
so the dead can't find me
pray the drowned
stay beneath the sea
hear the sound
dark angels calling
in the visions that I see
burn the ground

© 2016 John Staples
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John Staples is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago, writing and performing everything from Classic Rock to 21st-Century Americana/Bluegrass! He is currently producing a new CD to be released in 2016. John also writes instrumental music for royalty free and stock libraries under his Leatherwing Studios label.

John has been described as a "darker Johnny Cash" and has been compared to Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine, Jerry Garcia, Warren Zevon, Billy Idol, Lou Reed, Bob Seger, Ozzy Osbourne and Townes Van Zandt. His songs evoke comments such as, "beautiful and honest", "really deep and really cryptic yet crystal clear", "Painful and beautiful at the same time!" and "the deviation into darker territory is intoxicating."

Anyone who has only heard one or two of John Staples' songs has many delightful hours of listening ahead as each of his songs is unique and fresh! As one fan put it "I come into your songs knowing I'll hear something fantastic, and when the song ends, I'm never, ever disappointed."

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