Two New Steampunk Songs

I’ve started contributing to the 50/90 songwriting challenge, and already have two new songs. Here are two acoustic demos:

The Beast of the Air

We Sprang into Motion, When they told us the news
Half a herd snared by the beast of the air
Propellers a-whirring, we took to the sky
Off to ensnare the Kraken

And as we rose higher, our engines a-blur
A strange copper tang, filled up our lungs
The scent of the kraken, afloat on the breeze
Grew stronger the closer we flew

The beast of the air wails a song
Wails a song to keep us dreaming

An eye through the clouds
Tentacles reaching
An eye through the clouds
Tentacles bewitching

The beast of the air wails a song
Wails a song to keep us dreaming

If the lights were never switched on

They say history changed that day
When they tried to switch the lights on
Half a thousand dead
When the tried to switch the lights on
Maybe bad luck, maybe poor design
But they changed the law that day
Now we’ll never switch the lights on

A century of mining
Of oil spills, and gas explosions puncturing the earth
A century of digging
Gave us blackened skies and ruined fields and cities filled with smog

And from this balloon we see
The world encased in iron
And from this balloon we see
The world we used to have
And from this balloon we see
The world encased in iron
And from this balloon we see
The world we used to live upon
before we turned her sour

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