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SNAKEROOT bassist Ali Evcimen reveals the story of “Generation Lost”

"Generation Lost" is a bit different than rest of the songs in the album. This is maybe because it unleashes the punk spirit within the band, and it sounds more contemporary along with “Another Day Without End”, probably constituting the basis for future songs to come. Lyrically, it holds criticism, strong metaphors and some humor. I can’t say that it has the Woodstock spirit, but it can turn out to be one of the favorite songs of young people who are sick of oppressive and conservative politics on the rise, and starting to react against wars, economic depressions and political corruption. I think “the Generations Lost” will like it when they hear the full track and lyrics.

What is the idea behind the lyrics of "Another Day Without End"?

“We wanted to write a bad ass song and nothing seemed to be more bad ass than having the devil himself sing it” replies Serhan (guitars, backing vocals). Bulent (lead vocals) explains “Devil has been one of the most significant figures in any form of art through ages as poets, authors, sculptors, and painters have used this infamous figure regardless of their beliefs or culture. In the end, it was inevitable for film makers and musicians to introduce a new pop culture phenomenon to larger masses. Except, anyone who listens to blues, rock or heavy metal, has already heard a lot of the devil in many songs and we had to do something different, otherwise it would have been a “heard it before” stuff. So we decided to make him speak instead of speaking of him which is usually not the case.” “However, it is neither the Stones’ “Sympathy for the devil” nor Metallica’s “Sad but true. Although the speaker is the same, “Another Day Without End” depicts the devil as Man’s face in the mirror, in other words, it is people who perform the role of Satan, for whom there is no soul left to steal” Serhan adds.

Bulent laughs and says “One can easily say that the devil complains about loosing his job in the song.