The spirit is willing and the branch is weak
we may live to see another eon

the spirit is willing and the branch is weak
we may live to see another eon

the branch is weak and the tree began to fall

only a fool would ignore this

under the water there are traps, hidden depths

the show-offs are easy
the bank is slippery
that pool is deep
the branch is weak, rotten

under the water there are traps, hidden depths
only a fool would ignore this


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    General CommentI believe it's "the sharks are easy". makes more sense with the warnings-about-an-aquatic-body theme. Saying that the sharks are the least of your worries, implying that there are incomprehensible horrors in the water.
    computerfaceon November 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt IS "the show-offs are easy," not sharks.

    The samples in the main part of the track come from a public information film warning children against playing near water. The creepy voice belongs to Donald Pleasance, playing the part of a river "demon," sort of a Grim Reaper who lives near the water, and tempts children to their deaths.

    "Show-offs" are easier for him to kill than "sensible children," he states later in a part that isn't sampled.

    Very creepy film, and makes for a very creepy track.
    Earhackeron December 31, 2012   Link

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