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lyrics, music: michael hermiston
vocals, melody variation : LaurieLeeC
a tune inspired by a walk with my son and his aunt's dog


The speeding monster, dangerous
bears down with a roar
a gasp of fear and self survival
echoes from your core
flowers grow beside the road
blue sky high above
the hush of breath, then chaos and death
then through it all… you just feel love

i feel tragic seduction
growing lust with more and more
saucy taste and flash of skin
hors d'oeuvres once you'd ignore
real tears of devotion licked
but candy sweet you'll shove
only when dissolved with grace
you'd taste that meal you love

a fire raged, lit by your brothers'
wild and selfish fashions
the pleasures of their clarities
big hearted powered passions
your winds blow strong, thus fan the flames
you swing glowing, leather gloves
that space you made the chance to pause
to remember words, words you love

why climb trees and cliffs
why swim in the deep cold sea
why watch the bees that kiss the flowers
why read Kant and Nietszche
we play, and work, and eat, and drink
weep, smile, and laugh, and think
dream, and love, and share a cry
always wondering 'why'

that marvellous, subtle swagger of thought
ostentation... ego's gall
conceptual mirror, that third temptation
hubris, the text of your fall
such fallacy you scrape away
or blow off dusty pages
comes to rest inside your heart
love of wisdom transcends the ages




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