Brad and I decided we wanted to give away some cool stuff, so we put together this web scavenger hunt for you.
SOLID (listen/free download here) is Brad’s best attempt to chronicle the historic events of February 11-March 10, 2011, which he witnessed firsthand. Sure, we could tell you what happened from our perspective, but we’d rather get you, the listener involved.
Below are the lyrics to SOLID with annotation markings. We want you to find the best internet news article or youtube video to demonstrate the meaning behind the lyric. Email the URLs to us at email@example.com. Once completed, we’ll re-post a special set of hyperlinked lyrics for those who weren’t there to dig deeper and draw their own conclusions. Help us tell the story!
The contest will be open from Thursday April 19th through Thursday May 3rd. The hunt is open to our fans world wide. Either the first person to send all nine correct references, or the person with the most correct by May 3rd will be the winner. Since Strange Land enjoys it's coffee and tea as much as it's prog, here's what you can win: Your choice of an SL branded travel ceramic coffee mug or stainless steel travel tea mug.
Fight for her fame
Her glowing flame
Forward our drive
Salute her name 1
When the word came from the floor
We didn't know the bleeding we had in store 2
Boots were planted in the snow
Tyrants trembled at the crowd below
Alexandria sent fare
For us to dine on cardboard in the square 3
Marble pillows, dreams of gall 4
On the nights when we could sleep at all
We could barely feel the cold
Arm in arm, singing anthems old 5
Though they tried to silence all
You could hear the beat in the chamber hall 6
But the fire brigade came anyway
Just to put their colors on display 7
In the people poured from miles away
A hundred thousand souls on parade 8
They barred the doors and told us to depart
And the watch was doubled in safeguard 9
Looked for trouble there, but none would start
How can you disarm a beating heart?