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Decade of destruction - Kevan Koya
'Molten Sky' painting in acrylics by Kevan Koya

Painting size 48cm x 48cm


 

Molten Sky

Sky,
The colour of molten lava
Is dripping and pouring,
Forcing it's way down,
Down between the fractured
And decapitated buildings,
Like a fiery river
Raging and unstoppable,
Showing no mercy
For these fallen victims
In this decade of destruction.

Their mutilated and wretched forms
Are brutally exposed and silhouetted
Against the dying sun,
Closely resembling mountain peaks
Pointing their jagged and desperate fingers
Towards the heavens,
Longingly gazing at the stars
In a sad defeated hopelessness
As the light is slowly extinguished:
So many soul searching questions
As to why,
So many prayers
Left unanswered,
Forever lost in a molten sky.

Words by Kevan Koya, September 2007

 

Kevan Koya
Photograph taken during my time with the band in Hastings

Lyrics

DECADE OF DESTRUCTION

VERSE







CHORUS









VERSE








CHORUS
REPEAT
ENDING

iI WATCH THE BUILDINGS AS THEY TUMBLE DOWN
NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION AND CHAOS ALL AROUND
WE'RE MAKING NO SOUND WE'RE MAKING NO SOUND
REFLECTED IMAGES PASS ME BY
CRYING FOR THEIR LOVED ONES
OH! WHY MUST THEY DIE WHY MUST THEY DIE
WHY! WHY! WHY! WHY! WHY! WHY!

WE'RE LIVING IN THIS MODERN WORLD
SO WHY MUST WE CARE
I'M LIVING IN THIS MODERN WORLD
WHERE NOTHING SEEMS FAIR
WE'RE LIVING IN THIS MODERN WORLD
NOW WHO CAN WE BLAME
I'M LIVING IN THIS MODERN WORLD
WHERE EVERY DAY, EVERY DAY
EVERY DAY, EVER DAYS THE SAME

WE HIDE OUR FACES BEHIND PAINTED MASKS
LIVING IN THE SHADOWS LOST IN THE FUTURE
SO WE CLING TO THE PAST
HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST, HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST
MY FRIENDS TURN THEIR FACES TO THE WALL
THEY THINK THEIR BETTER OFF
IF THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL
WE'RE MADE TO FEEL SMALL, WE'RE MADE TO FEEL SMALL



DECADE OF DESTRUCTION REPEAT 4 TIMES

RECORDED ON 4 TRACK BY MICK MEPHAM
GUITAR WORK BY MICK MEPHAM




The idea of this painting came from wanting to design a cover for my very first album called 'Decade of destruction' which I recorded many years ago in my early twenties while being a member of a band called 'My eyes my eyes'.

Mick Mepham a very well known guitarist singer songwriter living in Hastings at that time recorded this song and added very raunchy guitar parts. Because of this song being very up tempo and with the quality of Mick's guitar work it almost has a very punk fell in sound.

Even though the quality of this album in recording is not as good as what I'm doing today the songs still come across as being very strong.

I have these prototypes from this album buried somewhere deep in my music trunk. Certainly this particular track would be worth re-recording and may one day see the light of day??!




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Last Updated 10/05/2017