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Riff: The Joy Formidable – “The Leopard & The Lung”

Jan 22, 2013

You lay the land, lay it bare/So all I do is stare

from The Leopard & The Lung lyrics by The Joy Formidable

Avoiding the quietly reflective approach of most tribute songs, the trio instead pay their respect to Wangari Maathai, the late Kenyan environmental and women’s rights campaigner, with yet another ferocious proggy assault on the senses. Less obviously isn’t more in the Joy Formidable camp.

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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