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The Labyrinth of LifeAudio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZupoXb-okU
I have walked the painted pathways of the labyrinth of life
Seen its coruscating corridors of light
But in cold, abandoned alleyways of misery and strife
I have touched the secret shadows of the night
In the eyes a world once gave me, as an infant, as a child
Boundless wonders fought to fascinate my gaze
Signs and symbols, clues and crossroads, rich and radiant and wild
Thrilled my senses as they led me through the maze
Though the path was mine to follow, what young mind can take control
Of the labyrinth of life before his eyes?
Strange enchantments and illusions stirred the centre of my soul
Every door revealed a glittering surprise
Jewelled palaces, their gardens filled with butterflies and bees
Castles, carnivals and sleepy afternoons
Waves of peppermint and jasmine on the shores of summer seas
Quiet places bathed by melancholy moons
Gilded windows shone and spar
Owd Arkwright's Impossible Plan - #1 - T'Fact'ryWritten in Yorkshire (West Riding) dialect
Audio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsfp3GlfrfI
Reight, get thissen settled an' listen
An 'utch up, let t' young uns gerr in
Tha's norr 'eard a stoory lahk this un
It dun't matter 'ow far tha's bin
Am gooin' rayt back ter mi fatha
A rum un, the's nob'dy mun daht
'E'd come aht wi' all soorts a' blather
'E'd towk till 'is tonsils 'ung aht
But faamin' wi' t' land wer' 'is callin'
'E wuhshipped them fields, aye, an' t' muck
'E'd plough 'em till t' poor 'oss wuh crawlin'
An' stay aht as long as it took
Mi mam allus packed up 'is butties
I' t' rustiest snap tin tha's seen
Tha dun't understand what 'thick cut' is
Foor slices ter t' loaf's worr Ah mean
Shi'd all on ter look after t' fam'ly
But kept that 'ouse tickin' lahk clocks
T'owd 'Erbert an' Walter an' Stanley
Wi nivver went short o' clean socks
An' Arthur, that's me... ey, burr 'owd on
Wi'll get back ter me in a bit
The Tooth FairyAudio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjHBn8Etz0s
Sleep soundly, my young one, sleep tight
Sleep safe in the sheltering arms of the night
Set the worries of wakening free
See them drift on the swell of a star-painted sea
Feel the mantle of darkness envelop your bed
As a hunger, a dream, fills your head
What yearnings, what wishes are these?
What words did you whisper on trembling knees?
Did you plead with the shimmering sky?
To that infinite emptiness, what did you cry?
Is it knowledge you covet, or wisdom, or truth?
Or a coin, in exchange for a tooth?
A legend has led you to this
A fairytale, sealed with a mother's sweet kiss
Words of wonder, excitement, surprise
Words to paint with bold colours the light in your eyes
And the circle of sleep softly spirals and spins
As the marvel, the magic, begins
A spirit of glittering light
With silver secures what is perfect and white
For the mouth of this innocent child
Jeff's ProxyPart of me in you...
Part of you in me...
I name you as my possession-
Your blood on my lips...
My blood on yours...
As a symbol to our pact-
a contract restores.
Bare my name on your skin...
Surrender your freedom to me...
I take you, my servant-
Go only where I say...
Do only as I command...
Live only to serve me-
as the proxy I brand.
Know no other life...
Wish not to be free...
Desire this life alone-
I am your master...
I am your life...
Without me you die-
with me you survive.
My blood in you...
Your blood inside me...
The exchange of blood binds us.
I name you my proxy.
Kiss GoodnightGoodnight my darling
The day is over
The sunlight fades
And dark moves closer
It creeps through the walls
And across the ceiling
Until it floods the room
With a deep grim feeling
You suck in air
As the dark fills you lungs
You try to yell
But the fear steals you tongue
You rip at your throat
To open the airways
But only succeed
In shortening you life’s page
Blood on your hands
And flesh under your nails
Only make it harder
For others to hear you wails
The room begins to fade
As you lose your fright
And the darkness kisses you
With a silent Goodnight
DreamcatcherMy dreams will not leave me
They reside in my head
My thought are spinning
As I lay in my bed
My dreams of a women
Cloaked all in black
She beckons me to follow
Through a long and dark track
I pinch and I shake
To escape these fearful sights
But no matter what I do
It will always, always be night
I close my eyes tight
As I count to three
My eyes creep slowly open
To see her staring at me
She does not move
She does not think
She only stare
As my heart sinks
My mind twist
Until finally it fractures
Oh how I wish
I had a dreamcatcher
LoveHush little baby don't say a word
Soon you will be as free as a bird
You will feel no more strife
When tonight I end your life
Please don't struggle with your fear to express
I don't want to make a mess
Just lay still and it'll be fast
I promise your pain, it won't last
Breath deeply and come with me
Come my dear and let's be free
Do not scream and do not weep
Come with me to eternal sleep
You won't bleed for too much longer
After this we'll both be stronger
Don't worry darling, it's just as planned
Let us walk hand in hand
Have no fear, just wait for the spark
As we walk into the dark
The TomeThe Tome
Once upon a night so stormy
Which the rain fall seemed abnormal
And I had to remain indoors
I headed for my shelves of books
And down from them a tome I took
With many a detail from times of yore
It was garbed in dusky leather
And seemed to have been affected by the weather
So that I could barely read its lore
Upon the frontispiece of that tome I saw
A grimace I shall forget no more
And among its many dusty pages
Whose ink seemed to be erased by ages
I could make out some words there
At the bottom of the page was written
a strange and alien inscription
Which spoke of a forgotten place called R'yleh
What the queer phrase had said
Was that a fabled creature lay asleep or dead
In that strange and mystic place called R'yleh
Cthulhu R'yleh wgalnagh ftagn
Sweet DreamsYour damaged brain
Is not enough
I want you dead.
I am so glad
Babies you can’t have
All those moments
Are fading away.
The gorgeous eyes
Who adores you
I killed your love
The endless screams
Music to my ears.
You won’t sleep
In the dark.
InfernoIt’s stuffy in here
Someone open a window
Let a breeze through
It feels like an inferno
I take off my shirt
To deal with the heat
It stinks in here
Like there’s rotting meat
The heat is intense
I’m starting to sweat
My skin is sizzling
And getting very wet
My back is burning
As the temperature grows
It feels almost a flame
I need a hose
My skin is melting
As the fires bellow
Is this my punishment
Trapped in an inferno
FearIcy fingers skitter up your spine
Everything inside tells you to run
But your feet are frozen on the floor
You have no choice but to stay
Shadowy figures in the corner of your vision
Slowly creeping closer
Are they really there?
Or are you imagining them?
Something comes over you
Seizes your mind
Your heart skips a beat
And your breath catches in your throat
You're in deep now
It's taken over you
There isn't an escape
Now you're filled with fear
ReaperI wander through this land cold and alone
Longing and searching for a family home
I have no companion on my worldly travels
For my touch is toxic and all life unravels
In my presence the flowers cease to bloom
The plants dry up as they shrivel in gloom
Behind me is the world that I lay wasted
In my path are fruits that shall ne'er be tasted
In the distance I hear children's laughter
They cannot escape but they run faster and faster
Their laughter is twisted to terrified squeaks
As they enter my embrace and the flush leaves their cheeks
The earth is pale and dry from where I am seated
And I am always the victor I can never be cheated
Some pray for my clasp when then have grown old
Other fear me and my unforgiving hold
All shall meet me on the field of life
Your brother, your sister, your husband, your wife
None get away they are all keepers
Even God shall kneel to the Reaper
The KeyAudio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isyXsXBCt3U
Stolen by a murdered thief
Lost in centuries of grief
Deep within a burning tree
Lies the sacred, secret key
Taken by a crippled hand
To a barren, broken land
Here, in cities paved with pain
Live the shadows of the slain
Locked behind the darkest door
Memories of plague and war
From these torments none are free
Death alone can turn the key
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