10.04.2015

ANCIENT GODS :: Exuma - Dambala

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Exuma - Dambala

It's rare you hear a song this powerful ... that hits you to the core. This is a song about an ancient spirit that still thrives today. Dambala aka Damballa is the most important of the Voodoo gods, Damballa is the Sky Father and the primordial creator of all life. He rules the mind, intellect, and cosmic equilibrium. Damballa, as the serpent spirit and "The Great Master", created the cosmos by using his 7,000 coils to form the stars and the planets in the heavens and to shape the hills and valleys on earth. By shedding the serpent skin, Damballa created all the waters on the earth. Damballa is syncretized with either Saint Patrick, Christ the Redeemer, Our Lady of Mercy, or Moses.er watching

So, I heard this track after watching "Catch Me Daddy", which is an incredibly dark and powerful movie. There are many covers, including one by Nina Simone, but this one by Exuma is extremely tribal and powerful. Just have a listen.

Here are the lyrics:

Sing of the wings of a three toad frog
Eat weeds from the deepest part of the sea
bring the trumpet from heaven
And the fire from hell
Then nobody can break the spell

Chorus
Oh Dambala, come Dambala
Oh Dambala, come Dambala

On the seventh day God will appear
On the seventh night Satan will be there
On the seventh day God will appear
On the seventh night Satan will be there

Oh Dambala, come Dambala
Oh Dambala, come Dambala

You slavers will know what it's like to be a slave
A slave to your hearts, a slave to your head
A slave to your souls, a slave to your graves

You won't go to heaven
You won't go to hell
You'll remain in your graves
with the stench and the smell

Oh Dambala, come Dambala
Oh Dambala, come Dambala

I'll melt down your walls
I'll melt down your steel guns
I'll make you dumb
I'll make you blind

Dambala send demons
Dambala send angels
Dambala send fire
Dambala send water

Oh Dambala, come Dambala
Oh Dambala, come Dambala



BONUS: Nina Simone version



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