Into the Jaws of Death

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This song is from the firsthand perspective of soldiers during the Normandy beach invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

lyrics

(Verse)
First wave of the infantry
Objective: claim the beach
Wading through blood and bile
As friends' and families' corpses pile

Giant caltrops line the sand
Men forced to trudge towards solid land
Gunned down by artillery
Shrapnel piercing lungs and arteries

(Pre-Chorus)
The dark, crimson wave, of death abounds you
Into, grasping hands, from depths to drown you

(Chorus)
Gunfire, none shall survive
As we tread through the rising tide
Bullets and helmets collide as the
Soldiers of misfortune face their demise

Relay the sitrep
Clear your way north
Breach their defenses and march your way forth

Retaliation
Our only recourse
Maintain your focus to remove the source

(Verse)
Defuse the traps, reroute, the course is clear
Assemble as a unit, everyone shall persevere
Heavy fire brings you down to the mound
As the captain devises a plan to propound

Advancing position, accumulating casualties
Limited ammunition, divert, reform a strategy
Reluctantly looting the fallen's supplies
While avoiding the pain-stricken looks in their eyes

(Pre-Chorus)
Eviscerated, stripped of all provisions
Grasping the verity of death's acquisition

(Chorus)
Gunfire, none shall survive
As we tread through the rising tide
Bullets and helmets collide as the
Soldiers of misfortune face their demise

Stormed at with shot and shell
Into the Jaws of Death
Into the mouth of Hell
Marching with tenuous breath

(Solo)

(Pre-Chorus)
Blood-drenched, head to toe, D-Day victorious
Corpses litter the beach, our gains inglorious

(Chorus)
Shots fired, we sparsely survived
As we trod through the riding tide
With vengeance, surrender denied
As the leftover soldiers exalt those who died

Stormed at with shot and shell
Into the Jaws of Death
Into the mouth of Hell
Marching with bated breath

credits

from Cracked Mirror, released July 1, 2017
7-String Guitar: Chris Stermel
6-String Guitar: Jeff Bonvicin
Bass: Chris Stermel
Vocals: Chris Stermel
Lyrics: Chris Stermel
Drum Programming: Chris Stermel

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