Welcome To The Badlands

from by The Blackwater Rebellion

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In a mining town that flourished
When the gold flowed from the hills
A baby boy is born into a world that’s gone to hell
His mother holds him tight
As he opens up his eyes and sees the world
For the first time

There ain't no grass and there ain't no trees
The sunlight's dimmed by dust and sand
There ain't no birds and there ain't no bees
Welcome to the badlands
Welcome to the badlands

His mother fights for life
But she knows her time has come
And with her last remaining breath she says ‘I love you son’
She looks up to the sky
And as she shuts her eyes, she sees the world
For the last time

The stores are bare and the well’s empty
The carrion crows wait close at hand
There ain’t no fish in the poisoned stream
Welcome to the badlands
Welcome to the badlands

I see a new star rising over the dark horizon
Are these the days they prophesised?
Is this the time of judgement?
Is this the coming of the end?
Are these the last days of our time?

His father says a prayer
As he holds onto her hand
He tells himself at least her suffering is at an end
He lies down by her side
And as the tears roll from his eyes he says goodnight
For the last time

He takes the baby in his arms
And vows to keep him safe from harm
He whispers softly to his son
Welcome to the badlands
Welcome to the badlands

I see a new star rising over the dark horizon
Are these the days they prophesised?
Is this the time of judgement?
Is this the coming of the end?
Are these the last days of our time?

I see a new star rising over the dark horizon
These are the days they prophesised
This is the time of judgement
This is the coming of the end
These are the last days of our time

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from Welcome To The Badlands, released April 20, 2012

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The Blackwater Rebellion Exeter, UK

Formed in early 2012, The Blackwater Rebellion consists of two piece veterans Teddy Hesper (formerly of Le Chat Noir) and Andy Shaw (formerly of Shockwave Generators). The duo craft heavy and energetic but melodic garage rock with shifting dynamics and dark lyrics that draw inspiration from diverse influences such as the Wild West, biker gang culture and film noir. ... more

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