A Magician of Sorts

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lyrics

The other night, as I lay still
I had the visions of a man
With his harmony and trill

As I was searching for a friend on the coast
The water turned to peaks
And the oceans into dew

I said you were a dancer, and he mentioned that he taught
The art of stage to you
You know that surrealistic truth

Without much notice the landforms had changed
He was a magician of sorts
Put his stated art in shame

The tune he whistled inside
It entered and stayed
I wish I knew it all by heart
For my life it could’ve saved
For the wolves I thought were gentle
They snarled as they passed
The same damn tune the man had sung
And I was swallowed as I gasped

And I stumbled through stones, without my new friend
Though he’d warned about the pack
Their curiosity sure to end

As the animals drew near, I heard in my head
Note for note the same
As I awoke safe in my bed

The tune he whistled inside
It entered and stayed
Of course I knew it all by heart
For my life it could’ve saved
For the wolves I thought were gentle
They snarled as they passed
The same damn tune the man had sung
And I was swallowed as I gasped

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from Ptarmigan, released August 26, 2016

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