BLOOD AND FIRE * NINEY * BIG SHOT 568 * UK
Because of the inclusion of the word fire coupled with the word blood the language used here by Niney is redolent of ancient or even pagan mysticism, philosophy and religion, both of the East and West. It is not just the symbolism and imagery of the title that is intense and foreboding, but the concept in the song itself represents a powerful and horrifying idea, that is, as I understand it, all that is left to put out the fire, both metaphorical and actual, after the water runs out is: blood! What fire and who's blood is not stated nor is the cause of this horrendous and desperate situation, leaving the imagination free to imagine what it will Yet the imagination is actually incapable of realizing the full horror of the idea and it is this indefinable and incommensurable aspect of the great terror presented by Niney that makes this song, in modern terms, truly sublime.
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