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Riff: The Joy Formidable – “Maw Maw Song”

Jan 22, 2013

I’m ready to face it alone/This life is a war

from Maw Maw Song lyrics by The Joy Formidable

A rally cry against the materialism that’s consuming the modern world, albeit one with a nonsensical cat-like chant, the band act suitably greedy by cramming everything from oriental harps and interminable guitar solos to krautrock, glam and theatrical metal into six minutes of pure prog carnage.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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