The savour of sweet wines and bitter beers.
My stoic companion led the way.
He taught with silence letting me fall in his wake.
I stumbled behind, gradually gaining in confidence, as experience taught me.
We crossed many lands, arid deserts, steaming rain forests, butterfly strewn meadows and even an erupting volcano.
I froze, boiled, sweated and cursed.
Our packs lightened in deserted areas and we refilled them wherever we found life, or could pick fruits, sometimes even hunt.
The creatures made a change from killing men.
I learned what I could eat and what would poison me.
What tasted good and what gave me the runs.
I learned which peoples sought to fight us,
and who would give us shelter.
Who pretended to fight for our cause and where strange friends were met in the arms of battle.
from Room 101,
released June 1, 2017
Lyrics: Candellan, Erszabetta
Engineering: Candellan, Sakkara
Mastering: Matthew Gray Mastering