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Damballa is a Snake god in Vodou. His wife is the rainbow serpent. What a great theme for a song!

This is the third song from back in my old high school days that I have rearranged and rerecorded all of the parts. Don Wrege,
Chris Lee and I had a trio back then and wrote and recorded some very odd tunes. This is one of the strangest
that we did.

Chris Lee wrote these very peculiar lyrics.

I still have a tape of the original performance. Brings back memories.

If you enjoy this, please also check out the following from my macjams tunes... They were written and performed by the same trio:

- The Sphunx.
- Honeymoon on Mars.

I hope you enjoy this one. I had a blast redoing it.
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Lyrics
Through the breath of all creation
moves a mighty spirit nation
and they got no hesitation
cause they know their destination

They got freedom like the four winds
they got power like the storm
they got love to keep them mellow
they got hate to keep them warm

And their Daddy is Damballa
All the rubble, Jubilation
Flying rainbow snake who fills mankind
with sweet temptation.

Damballa got forked tongue
but still he speaks true..
Gonna lay some voodoo bugaloo
on you, on you.

Damballa got the eye to see
The center of reality
Damballa got the world to free
Slaves of mere mortality
Drop your razor and your gun
Damballa got the ancient sun
Damballa he's the only one
Join the dance that he's begun

Damballa got forked tongue
but still he speaks true.
Gonna lay some voodoo bugaloo
on you, on you.

LIke a sip of blood and honey
Like a clip of gold and money
Fingertips on silk and leather
The shiver of a peacock's feather
Damballa speaks of pleasure
He calls us all together
Men can meet his measure
He will live with us forever
And reveal to us the treasure
Of the land of never, never

Damballa got forked tongue
but still he speaks true..
Gonna lay some voodoo bugaloo
on you, on you.
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Uploaded: Nov 09, 2009 - 12:34:49 AM
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2009 - 12:57:06 AM Last Played: Jun 19, 2017 - 05:33:30 PM
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Feter said 2787 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Damballa
WOW ..so much JT prog rock here ...this is a true
superb song ..strong so powerful ...great chords
the vocal work terrific with the effects ...great
keys structure wow ...this is a gem ..thnx alot
for sharin such gem !!!!
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davisamerica said 2787 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
a compliment...
hope it is taken well .... Spinal Tap...don't know why..... steve..... very coool
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tonestones said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Spinal Tap
This was a Spinal Tap moment for me, especially redoing it 35 years later.

The subject matter seems right out of Spinal Tap, doesn't it?
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Sir Bass said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Great
Lyrics. Keep rocking
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maxruehl said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Damballa
This is a terrific tune, Steve! It's a lot of fun.:)
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magnatone said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Damballa
oh man - this just so ROCKS! what a totally fun, very well put together rocker!
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Ibstrat said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
This
is totally great.I notice you list Flower Kings and Spock's Beard under influences. I am a big fan of both, as well as older Prog rock.Great stuff!
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ShadowofNine said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
just love
The way you embrace prog, and bring it to life...luv it Steve...
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scofugate said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
60's vibe
With modern sound! You did a great job on this! I like the odd sound and chords a lot.
---faved--
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MarkHolbrook said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Might be strange but
then strange is good!
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Bob6stringer said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Great, proggy Hoodoo here.
Did you ever hear of Crack the Sky? Their first, classic (old) album had some of your razor-sharp prog-guitar feel. But your mythical lyrics are all your own. (Okay, Chris.') Nicely done, pat your old young self on the back for this one.
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ste said 2786 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
I'll
go with the spinal tap allusion, really fun tune.
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tokai said 2785 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
A blast from the past
vibe. Jethro Tull, springs to mind.
Well, what ever it has all the ingredients of people who know what they are doing. A joy
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VicDiesel said 2781 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Good song
and this rerecording sounds great.

Y'know, I did some stuff in my high school days that I thought was "very odd" but in retrospect it wasn't that far out. I was just exploring, and often rediscovering what was already out there. I have the same feeling about this tune: at the time you may have felt that you were "way out there" but do you feel the same way in retrospect? If I look back at my own early efforts, it's far too clear what I stole where and who my influences were.

That doesn't take away from the fact that this is a very solid song. Much enjoyed.

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Char said 2776 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
What were you
kids smoking? You guys must have been something!
I'm speechless. Thanks.
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tonestones said 2776 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
Why Char, I do declare
It was some of that fine Kentucky Bluegrass ;)
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Sirens_Headband said 2775 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
Damballa
Snakes...
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smokey bacon jnr said 2772 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Like it
I like the latin rhythm in there - not something you normally associate with prog (apart from Patrick Moraz's i). Lyrics are suitably corny too!!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2772 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
ps...
It also reminds me of some of the strange songs on a British comedy show called the Mighty Boosh, which references all kinds of seventies music...
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scaustrita said 2771 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Snakes!
Nothing slithery about this rockin' tune.
Great chord progression, and vocals that are so clean. I hear a Rock Opera happening here, and those guitars are singing!

:: Very Original ::
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Vic Holman said 2769 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
classic
very tight and excellent work. you really are keeping the classic style of prog rock alive!

I finally have had some time to go through some of your back stuff. excellent songs!
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Calchas said 2769 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
YOU
had a blast redoing it. I had a blast listening to it!

Like King Crimson meets Sugarloaf...

Great stuff Steve!

Be well!
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NickFury said 2769 days ago (November 27th, 2009)
Dude!
this is some freaky crazy cool s**t here! You must have listened to overnight sensation a million times like me , eh? Wow, wild composition, great guitars, groovy vocals, it's all here man! Zappa would steal this from you if he were alive to hear it, but it truly is yours!
Loved it!
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saundhaus said 2762 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
Reminds me of Oingo Boingo
This is pretty cool actually. It's more complex than Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo, but not a Frank Zappa kind of complex that I can't wrap my head around.
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drakonis said 2760 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
SanProgTana
This is wriggly weird, but has a bit of a Latin twist that makes me smirk. The lyrics are wild, the singing and music are exceptional. Now I'll be growling "Damballa" all night! :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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thetiler said 2759 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Cool rockin
Very progressive with a lot of funk !
Thanks sharing and being part of MJ !
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Demeter7 said 2655 days ago (March 21st, 2010)
Who Tullish
you guys you get away with this? Weird bunch of kids. :)
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Char said 2593 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
I just
had to get another hit..of whatever the hell this is. You took yourselves so seriously, didn't you? :)
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