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And another thing,
I didn't think you'd seal the deal,
Sign in plain sight:
The dotted line and satanic seal,

Just one more thing,
You never explained your actions to me,
Oh, why so quiet?
A fish out of water returned to the sea,

But you couldn't stand in a foreign land,
The water's clearer on the other side of the sand,
But it doesn't make sense where you pitched your tents,
The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

But I won't let it rain on me,
Never let it find my head,
I won't let you stay in my bed
If this is how you thank me for it,
No, so maybe I'm intense,
But no one leaps to your defence
When you're caught in the act of a Faustian pact.

Yet another thing:
You know you swapped a flower for a weed?
So I'll spit on the ground
Where I let you spill your chosen seen,

Oh, let it burn me down,
And I won't see the light of day
Or turn around,
Recite the words I used to say,

But this immortal kiss, is it worth the risk?
As you flirt with disaster on the precipice;
But you don't even flinch as you near the edge
And you dance with a demon on the narrowest ledge.

But I won't let it rain on me,
Never let it find my head,
I won't let you stay in my bed
If this is how you thank me for it,
No, so maybe I'm intense,
But no one leaps to your defence
When you're caught in the act of a Faustian pact.

And the jury hang on your words
And they take them as read,
Oh, but that's not what I heard
And that's not what anyone said,
But they're taken in by your penitence of sin,
But it's not what they think,
No it's not what they think at all.

***

And Myra sits on the mezzanine level,
Her shoes untied and appearance dishevelled,
Her message etched on the Vatican wall,
Of a tale well told, a disobedient fall;

And Myra lies on the Sistine scaffold,
Face down in the dust, both drowsy and dappled,
Her warning clawed on the wall of the chapel,
Of the joyful slaughter of the purest apple;

And Myra shivers in the face of the cold,
Insecure in the knowledge of a soul well sold.

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from The Lion's Mouth EP, released March 24, 2014

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Solo music project of Canterbury and Oxford based 21-year-old singer-songwriter Tom Lowen.

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