Ration my breath - terror clandestine in my chest
These are the opening words in Silent Planet’s - Northern Fires (Guernica), from the album When the End Began.
And thus begins a series where we’ll examine the lyrics and read through the annotations for this song.
“Wait, a song has annotations?” Yes! Silent Planet produces footnotes for their lyrics, citing influences and quotes. Northern Fires has 19! (You can read more about them in the syllabus post.)