Two Leopards

from Six String Delirium by Leon Hash

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I wrote this alt-metal song in 2007. It's about Seung-Hui Cho, the perpetrator behind the Virginia Tech mass shooting. The lyrics offer some sympathy towards people plagued by mental illness, take it however you want, but perhaps not literally. Obviously the shooting was a terrible act of violence that no one would condone. It's unreal that 11 years later, my song is still relevant to current events. The title "Two Leopards", which is some weird analogy to emotion and reason battling over control of your brain.

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there are two leopards in his head
hear now what they have said
they are roaring of the bloodshed
what are the motives that they have

he tried to be sane
he only wanted people to remember his name
just to get a bit of taste of fame
but in the end he lost the game

but why shake off pain this way?
the bodies now lie in graves
can we erase this from the blackboard?
can we return to as it was before?

he tried to be sane
he only wanted people to remember his name
He tried to be brave
but in the end he lost the game

to the left brother lie on the floor
to the right madman come back for more
he is star-fucked galore
he thought he could even the score

he tried to be sane
he only wanted people to remember his name
just to get a bit of taste of fame
but my god what a price to pay

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from Six String Delirium, track released April 30, 2018
Written, recorded and produced by Leon Hash

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