12 Days of Static: Noble Savage – Track 9

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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 

NOBLE SAVAGE – Track 9

I first read the phrase “Noble Savage” in The Conquest of Grananda, a play by John Dryen performed in 1670. Yep, I’m a geek. It’s believed that Dryden picked up the expression from writings about Canada by French explorer Marc Lescarbot in 1609. It stands for one who is brave and peaceful, something I strive to be every day (however, the “savage” is strong with me). I felt connected to that phrase, my bloodline is tied to the Huron Indians, now called Wyandot. Native to Lake Ontario, Canada. My mother’s maiden name is Huron, and her family is French Canadian.

I spent my childhood surrounded by nature. I wanted to write a song that would be a tribute to my heritage, true freedom and the vast wilderness of North America’s past. I chose to sing half of the chorus on “Noble Savage” in French. Le Bon Sauvage!

Eli Santana shreds guitars on “Noble Savage” and our drummer Tyler Meahl’s performance is my favorite on the album. There’s something really special about this song, it captured the spirit of war, peace and God. You can feel that spirit within the music. “I am free, my heart beats for victory.”

Noble Savage

I am free
As free as nature’s first made man

There are no laws
Where the fierce and untamed ran

I see God in the clouds, hear him in the wind

Noble Savage
Defender of the wildlands
Weapons in hand

Le Bon Sauvage
Défenseur des terres sauvages
Armes à la main

I am free
My heart beats for victory

True ’til my death
Protecting all who run with me

I see God in the clouds, hear him in the wind

Noble Savage
Defender of the wildlands
Weapons in hand

Le Bon Sauvage
Défenseur des terres sauvages
Armes à la main

I live alone for my desires
In the forest, in the streams
I live alone for my desires, free

I see God in the clouds, hear him in the wind

Noble Savage
Defender of the wildlands
Weapons in hand

Le Bon Sauvage
Défenseur des terres sauvages
Armes à la main

I live alone for my desires
In the forest, in the streams
I live alone for my desire, free

Lyrics © Jill Janus 2015

Photo by Jennifer Alden.

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