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Hero Worship

from Mi Dim Id I by MW

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A robust combination of 'Grantchester Meadows' and 'Sound of Silence'.


We all know those old stories about the devil
handin' some poor young fellow a fiddle made of precious gems
Well there might be some truth to that if you replace the kings with pawns
That is, accept this metaphor
If you pleasure,
Please accept this metaphor

A small animal scurries across wooden boards
His claws work their ways into the grain
A strange old liar echos up from a puddle that listens after the rain
A man in boots makes his way towards the guard
They both know the dance, so they jig
A Jag and a zig and a zag or two later
And the man with no friends has one more

He follows in footsteps of great ones before him
He feels all the pressure the legacy brings
He falls to his knees before the great fountain
And bellows a victory scream
He finds a word in his breast pocket

The bridge is his capture, a herald is he
Then barreling perilously into the sea
Without mercy, without great regret
Without hot hatred, no retreat, no surrender
No swimming upstream, no begging, no pleading
No green bargaining

Wither river flows, our hero goes
With satin robes and pierced earlobes
Yeah, many a Mani believed in these clothes
Dressed up with beads and animal bones
And white collars and bow ties
And great big feathered hats

All manner of dress has the past often taken
With each iteration the spirit awakens
With purpose, with wide eyes
A reprise of subliminal size

A blast from the past brings the present to end
And shortly thereafter, the future
A new form of tense begins
Not before or after
But 'Now' is a temporal rafter

He steps out of the stream
Turns into steam
And ascends into realities seam

Now bless your kind ears for listening truly
To this tale old as time told once more
May you feast yourselves fully on laughter and kindness
And forever, keep love on your mantle


from Mi Dim Id I, released June 20, 2013
M. Walworth




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George Burl is a songwriter, producer and something akin to a record label. He is not a person. He is a pseudonym. A philosophical experiment conceived in a small cottage in Nebraska, birthed in the Redwood forests of California and distilled in the hills of Tennessee. ... more

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