Sammy the Seal

“The stale smell of their sweat still clung to her insides”

In vinyl on Friday, 11 November, 2011 at 18:59


Song: A Torch
Artist: Sarge
Album: The Glass Intact

Rawr! As punk and ferocious as they ever sounded, truly incendiary (pun semi-intended). I doubt you can tell a rape revenge story without a palpable sense of exigency. Elizabeth Elmore’s supportive and indignant yeah’s, a catchy, avenging hook, the sudden, awesome martial-style drum fills before the chorus, plus the one that quickens before the solo (the spark), that fucking awesome second and a half of hang time before the solo (the ignition), the solo itself (the immolation), and the last drum hit (the last flame dying)– righteous. I go crazy.

“They left with clothes in disarray and her on the bed 15 that day they got her drunk they never apologized she kept her mouth shut the way girls should tried to decide just where she stood and I was the only one to see the glowing anger in her eyes still wonder what went through her mind think she was sick to death of trying to keep quiet and she bought a box of matches ’cause this flame was growing brighter every night she took this as a sign that life was gonna be like this they get their way you watch it she’s not the first and she’s probably not the last then three more girls talked killed any doubt that she had any choice about a little light inside that told her it was time to take revenge still wonder what went through her mind I think she’d had enough of trying to keep quiet and she bought a box of matches ’cause this flame was growing brighter every night and it was almost time still wonder what went through her mind when the first spark flew I’d like to think she smiled and she carried that torch ’cause the stale smell of their sweat still clung to her insides she didn’t leave until the last flame died.”

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