The Priest's Song

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The third and final part of The Fantasy Trilogy


"Priest of nature... Pagan seer,
What sayest thou as the world around thee burns?
[Unholy motorbike engine revs]
Yes! Yes! Yes!
You always did say the sweetest things"
* * *
Can you feel the night grow colder?
As you look over your shoulder...
All those faces that you left for dead are starring back at you...
You close your eyes and fall to your knees
You pray you don't get your own wretched disease
You turn to the world and say "I'm sorry!"
But no one's gonna care for you.. don't wanna stand even though you're accused
You don't wanna win but you got nothing to lose
You don't wanna take
You don't wanna steal
You don't wanna touch and you don't wanna steal
* * *
I want a refund
I don't wanna pay
I don't wanna go even though I cant stay
I don't wanna steal
I don't wanna take
I don't wanna sleep but I can't stay awake
* * *
The dragon paced round in his circular cell,
Three times he stumbled before he fell,
The end had arrived - not a moment to soon,
What use is a dragon trapped inside the moon?
* * *
A thousand long years soon came and went by,
Ten lifetimes had gone in the blink of an eye,
Beards grew long and their wearer's grew old,
The bones of a dragon grew dusty and cold.
* * *
Then, a child was born on a cloud in the sky,
A seed of destruction from ages gone by,
An ethical cleansing; a vitriol storm,
What the heavens sent down was a dragon reborn.
* * *
Both princes and paupers felt fiery breath,
All men are equal in lingering death,
Raised to the ground were the castles and caverns,
Tumbling down came the towers and taverns.
* * *
But those few brave men who weathered the storm,
Would live to be rulers of kingdoms reborn,
Peace had arrived not a moment to soon,
And the dragon once more was returned to the moon.
* * *
The engine is hot and the night is cool
You are the priestess and I am the fool
Ride with me tonight.
Grab your cigarettes and away we go
Pack a bag cus your never going home...
Rider with me tonight.
I am the preacher tonight.


from Pagan Seer EP, track released December 8, 2016



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