Soldier On – The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap is an Australian band that formed in 2005  and this song is from their debut studio album conditions.  It’s the feeling of this song that grips me much more than any of the lyrics of even how it sounds, even though music and lyrics play a heavy part of what made me stop and listen the first time around.  It lends itself to retrospection with the mysterious lyrics and odd melody that seemingly  do not fit but at the same time perfectly complement each other.  I could sit and listen to it on repeat and fall into a little world of my own if it wasn’t for the sonorous ending verse and refrain.  When I listen to this song all I get is a mind fuck of a life in all its tragedy, and those haunting and enduring final words “Soldier on, Soldier on. Keep your heart, Close to the ground.”

Artist: The Temper Trap
Song: Soldier On
Album: Conditions
Released:  June 19, 2009.


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