The Debt is a track from the sophomore album “The Sound Of The Broken Wand” by Tiki Black. The Folk song incorporates a kind of a Blues meets Opera feel to it. This is to personalise the Debt from whose point of view the piece is written and sung. Tiki Black wrote the lyrics and the music. The track itself is produced, mixed and mastered by Parr Street resident recording engineer Russell Cottier.

 

Lyrics

I am the Debt
I am the Debt
So save now, but la-
ter or sooner, you’ll pay

I am the Debt
I am the sweat
Trickling down your vein
Your freedom’s at stake

Gratitude, loyalty, duty, love, yes call me names
Gratitude, loyalty, duty, love, choose a name
Gratitude, loyalty, duty, love, yes call me names

Gone, she’s gone
The reaper is gone
Left me free and void

I am the Debt
I am the threat
The wager for this game
On freedom, I sate

(c) Tiki Black 2018- now