Angelique

Thou dawdl’d not bringing me fro Aether to Nether,Still, duringly cling I on to this heather –Dew-scented blossom; thou wast pristine,The sweven of thee ne’er will I cede, my colleen.Drat this creature of memories ill,Foolhardy and fey I may be, yet him I shall quell. ‘Vaunt! – Devil tyne –Wadst […]

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Bring Forth Ye Shadow

Time is an abyss –Profound as a thousand nights;I sojourn my haste, I make respitesFor what availeith this eager pace?One step more naught to face,Save the heirloom fatal kiss. I rave no more ‘gainst Time or Fate,For lo! my own shall ne’er come to me,Yet! – Who doth my future […]

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And When He Falleth

"Be my kin free fro varnal sin,Bridle the thoughts of thy Master.""There hath past away a glore fro the Earth;A glore that in the hearts and minds of men,Men dementéd – blindfoldéd by light,Hourisheth as weed in their well-groom’d garths." "Might I too was blindfoldéd ere, "The quality of mercy […]

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Siren

Haste not thine wisdom, for the hollow is ta’en –By whom, know I not; ‘lack! am I of twain –And as a crux – cede I my words –Fro my heart wilt thou ne’erHave I been ‘sooth sinsyne.Be left without – come! Thine voice is oh so sweet, I speer […]

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Aoede

Parch’d of words, parch’d of lauds,Lorn and tyned fro my wame –‘Seech I more perforce indeed:Lap I of thee: Thou art want. With dulcet gust thine floret,Which I yet would not do –Pray I thee for thine avail –Lave me in it; I want more! For my loe, not be […]

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Starlit

We stepped out of the brittle frameAnd I heard her as she cameThrough the city-streetsAnd the lavish lover-suitesMan standing next to manHe’s alone I see only facesI don’t know I see faces staringOther faces staringDon’t talk, don’t tellWe stepped out and sought for heightAnd I looked for a single starThrough […]

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Superdrive

Turn baby, turnYou’ve got the feeling for itI’m the musicDance with me, swayAre you ready for me?Take a chance on me.Turn baby, turnYou’ve got the feeling for itI’m in tune nowSing to me, sayAre you ready for me?Take a chance on meThe downtown boy in a daylight rouseGetting ready for […]

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On Whom The Moon Doth Shine

"O soft embalmer of ye still midnight,Allow me thee to adown,Of any sort thou fancieth;Each holdeth its own fancy, I say –Yet the pleasure we partake inWas caus’d by the fang’d grin,Save!, do I for him anger hold?Nay – I knew I was fey!""Had I what it taketh I would […]

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Automatic Lover

Don’t you wanna end up with this mister?He is just being nice with his kisses and heThinks you’re not one of the smart onesSay it darlingDoesn’t seem like you want that kind of honey, honeyFrom the automatic lover’s storeTo the first floor of your backroom doorFrom the spin-spin of the […]

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Radio

Electric broadcastThe new transmission wavesTurn the dialTransistor radioThe deadpan voice I want to hearRecieve the newsRecieve the tunesWe’ve tuned in to the ether melodyIt’s bright and clear and full of energyMusic won’t stopElectro popCommercial workshopI want your time, I need your time to make a rhyme On the radio nowEther […]

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Machine

Look up hereLook down thereI am the new manI’m tangled in wiresChipset adeptMemory loadKeep your vogue code that all haveTomorrow’s world we’ve all seenKeep your modern waysAnd keep your bugsThe Metal Man is here to stay Talk talkYou say I only work, all night and dayTalk talkDo say ‘Use me, […]

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Fair And Guiling Copesmate Death

"Gaunt and gnarl’dReflecteth the silver shield this welkin aghast,And with haste translateth to gild’d black post and fast.""Anon – anon, say I! – the lid aside,Crawl without this velvet-clad coffin blest,The bottom sand of the hourglass is at tide, "Sensing this pine is as deep as the deepest chasm,‘Tis and […]

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Image

You act a pansy, pushoverDo live your fancy, go lowerWho is that, something says your nameYou seem chancy, moreoverThe call is mine I’m gonna get you upI’m gonna get on topThe call is mine On the skew, you’re dancing all overYou are the anti-fashion statementIn a blue suit, orange pulloverYou […]

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City Of Light

High-rise buildingsLow cost apartmentsFinancial districtIndustrial areaRows of blue collarsSteelworkers’ clink-clangMetal rhythm left and rightThis is the city, city of light FlickerClick onClick offClick onThe faceless menThe machines of the city 6 p.m. whistleNext the inner citySmiling grimey facesTea at the local pubLow-cut dressesHigh-spirited workersSizzling neon-lights, click onThis is the city, […]

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