• Artist: CoolHandBlues
  • Title: The Opium Wars
  • Genre: Rock - Roots Rock
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy
  • Speed: Medium (78-95)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Ethnic, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, All Other, Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 1/5/2012
  • Lyric themes: Restless, Determination, Independence, Optimism
  • Lyrics: THE OPIUM WARS intro (E-A) Verses (E-B) I made a little promise that before I die, I would see the seven wonders and the open sky, To a thrash`n' impresario in the Hong Kong swoon, A battle to consume a huge balloon. I've been living in a sea of pain, Selling trinkets in the pouring rain, Oh my sight deceives me if I leave it all behind. Chorus (E-A-BGE) I'm the taxman, all the time, I'm a stranger, out of mind, I will vanish, can't you see, Leave you lonesome, in the street. The river will take me to the Opium Wars, Drill two holes in the Dragon Walls, I call to my angel to pick me up, Sweet amen I know you won't give up, When the flood comes from sea to sea, The feudal clans say what will be will be, And nestled in the corner of a broken room, My pet spider takes back the China Moon. Chorus. SOLO The apeman will come to steal my soul, And break the silence of a thousand coals, When they simmer and spit with a saltwater hit, And plunge on back to the oceanic core. Save yourself tonight, forever to sleep on a pillow of light, I spoke to the spirits and they gave me the word, Beyond all meaning like the future I heard. Chorus.
  • Keywords: rock, Bass, Brass, Guitar

About CoolHandBlues

The brainchild of producer/singer/writer/guitarist Lukas Piekarski, growing up in Australia with Polish roots and now living in NYC for almost a decade, CoolHandBlues takes you on a musical journey through worlds profound, pure, intense and serene, always captivating, and sparking something unique and interesting in the listeners experience.

Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, over a 20 month period, the songs from the album, `The RainMaker', are largely poetic meditations on themes ranging from the awe-inspiring forces of ...

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