Genre: Folk
BPM: 108
Released: November 2021
URL: /sndblnd.co/4tiG

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Herakles, or ... This Is A Man's World




Composition

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Drums

Scotland United Kingdom

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Ansa

Jessica Tanenhaus ("Ansa")

Vocals.

Annapolis MD USA

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elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

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Sound Recording

Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Drums.

Scotland United Kingdom

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offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, guitars, bass, vocals, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Ansa

Jessica Tanenhaus ("Ansa")

Vocals.

Annapolis MD USA

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elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics.

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

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Artist's Notes

Another in the ongoing collection of twists applied to the Ancient Greek Myths.


Lyrics

Herakles, or - This is a Man?s World.

Herakles was a real son of a gun
Problems with his step-mum
Problems with his wives
Women and young men, they all fell like flies
Hero and philanderer
How ironic he should die
From Nessus' bloodstained robe
And female jealousy.

Son of Alcmene and Zeus
Driven mad by Hera's curse
I killed Megara, my first wife
Then took my children's lives

Dressed in women's clothes, a slave
To Omphale I was made
She soon fell for my manly charms
A new wife lay in my arms

Herakles was a real son of a gun
Problems with his step-mum
Problems with his wives
Women and young men, they all fell like flies
Hero and philanderer
How ironic he should die
From Nessus' bloodstained robe
And female jealousy.

The Amazons, I recall
By my presence were enthralled
I slayed their queen for her girdle
Weak sex! Bet their blood curdled

Thestius' fifty daughters
All in one night I honoured
Deianira was pretty cool
Until Iole ruled

Herakles was a real son of a gun
Problems with his step-mum
Problems with his wives
Women and young men, they all fell like flies
Hero and philanderer
How ironic he should die
From Nessus' bloodstained robe
And female jealousy.

Such misogyny
Such numerous progeny
Yet, when Herakles died
He was apotheosized
Zeus married him to Hebe
Goddess of Youth
So what else is new?
This is a man's world. Always will be

This is a man's world. Always will be
Women in power, they're too scary!

Collaborating From

Annapolis MD USA
Scotland United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
lausanne Vaud Switzerland