Slave to the Riff – Song and Lyrics by Aether Realm

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Written by: BENJAMIN LASEY TURK, DONALD HAROLD BURBAGE JR., HEINRICH ARNOLD, KILE ODELL, TYLER GRESHAM, VINCENT JACKSON JONES II

Duration: 4:24

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Slave to the Riff’ by Aether Realm. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Aether Realm or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

I’m just another fucking slave

It’s 3 am I should get some sleep
Balled up notes scattered at my feet
Chasing a feeling that I haven’t felt since way back when
I held the foolish hope that this would bring me peace

It’s not enough never
A voice insists I have to try to make it better
But better’s never there
It’s a ghost of a sound getting farther away
Diverged from the path, and it lead me astray

The feeling it haunts me, eternally calling
It won’t let me rest, and it won’t let me forget
I’m just a slave to the riff
I’m just another fuckin slave

Signed and sealed in blood and sweat
All it costs is a soul? I barely have one left
I feel the sorrow cutting deeper and I can’t resist
Now won’t you just give it to me? I’ve bled for this.

Are you sure?
I can grant what you seek, but you will be forever changed.
You may not like what you become.
…very well

(Solo – Jones)
(Solo – Burbage)

Close your eyes, let the melody hold you for a while
But only for a moment.

(Solo – Arnold)