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This one delves into the code of honor, bravery, and sacrifice that many warriors throughout history have lived by, particularly the samurai. It emphasizes the traditional values of following in the footsteps of past warriors and embracing a life dedicated to combat, with the central message revolving around the idea that to truly embody the way of the warrior, one must be prepared to face death on the battlefield. The track repeats the mantra that to live by the sword is to die by the sword, which emphasizes the inevitability of sacrifice and the freedom that comes with embracing a...

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This song addresses themes of fairness, accountability, and the power of standing up for what is right. It calls for the balance of justice to be maintained, emphasizing the importance of upholding freedom and integrity for all in society. It questions the listener whether you stand for freedom, justice, or anything at all, challenging one's moral compass and calling for them to take action to ensure fairness and righteousness prevail; They urge you to use your power and courage to make a positive impact on the world around us.

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This track explores themes of fear, darkness, and the unknown, particularly in the context of the afterlife with the image of standing alone in the face of darkness, with voices calling from within and the uncertainty of what lies beyond. It contemplates mortality and the mysteries that lie beyond the grave, drawing the audience into a realm of darkness and introspection.

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This song is about Matthew Hopkins, a self-appointed Witchfinder General between 1645 and 1647 who instigated a campaign of terror against defenseless women in the English countryside. It's been estimated that he was responsible, directly or otherwise, for as many as 200 executions.

Little is known about Hopkins's life, and although he was neither the first nor the last, his name has become synonymous with the discovery of witches, and the hysteria and wanton cruelty that swept across Europe in the 17th Century; It had even manifested itself briefly in the United States in the Salem case.

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This song is about the race car driver Donald Campbell, a British speed record breaker who broke eight absolute world speed records on water and on land in the 1950s and 1960s. "We watched him die on TV," said Biff Byford in an interview.

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Love this song and its one of the most unique in all of The Delgados' amazing catalogue of music. The tempo changes are very intriguing, and the live BBC Peel Sessions version is even more impressive, also featuring an extended guitar outro which I wish the album version had.

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'"Lionheart" took a lot of work, said Biff Byford in an interview. "Richard the Lionheart is a heavy historical figure, and if you're going to write a song about him it has to be one that's moving, almost like a hymn or a psalm; an anthemic kind of song certainly, a call to arms even."

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A beautiful song that combines a ballad with guitar solos.

A simple nod to the general love of music.

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What a JEWEL of a tune. Red Planet was an awesome movie (with an awesome soundtrack, BTW) and it turned me on to this song.

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The loneliness of the "you" in this narrative becomes a desperate pursuit for love that forms into lust. As the infatuation between the lovers gradually dwindles, "your" pursuit is inevitably fruitless as, in the end, the hollow, empty feeling of loneliness seeps its way back into the narrative.

> "Now the only way to touch her is the gun beside your head"

This can also be literally interpreted as the woman has died, and "you" want to join her in eternal death by committing suicide.

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