12 Days of Static: Mania (5)

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12 Days of Static: Jill Janus takes you on a track-by-track journey through the new “Melodic Metal Masterpiece” by Huntress, out 09/25/15 on Napalm Records. Watch for posts here & join us September 10th-21st at www.HuntressKills.com

Mania – Track 5

Blake Meahl wrote the music for “Mania” knowing this would be about my struggle with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It’s dynamic doom clocks in at 8:43.

I wrote vocal melodies and lyrics that frightened and challenged me, that forced me to come face to face with my demons. Now everyone knows, not only my band mates. And that is some kind of strange freedom.

This is all I can say about “Mania” right now. Read the lyrics.

Mania

I can’t remember what happened last night
Can’t the light, last forever
What happened last night

If you ever spent a night in my head
By the morning you’d be dead
It’s getting harder every time to pretend
I’m getting harder to defend

I lose control, she takes hold
My spine distorts, the face you’ve known morphs
Violence comes next, I see red
I tried to stay sane for ya, but I’m ruled by Mania

I wake up feeling that this will be the day
All my addictions fade away
It never lasts, I will find an excuse
This Crone inside me rules

I lose control, she takes hold
My spine distorts, the face you’ve known morphs
Violence comes next, I see red
I tried to stay sane for ya
But I’m ruled by Mania

I lose control, I lose control
She takes hold, I lose control

I can’t remember
What happened last night
Can’t the light, last forever

I lose control, she takes hold
My spine distorts, the face you’ve known morphs
Violence comes next, I see red
I tried to stay sane for ya
But I’m ruled by Mania

Violence comes next, I see red
I tried to stay sane for ya
But I’m ruled by Mania

Lyrics © Jill Janus 2015

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