Styx: †The Grand Illusion
(written for Missy's Sgt Pepper's Hunky Dory Yellow Brick Road, comp)
The Grand Illusion
What pictures has Man, painted for himselfó
facades of Eden, meant to lull the masses
and quell the heart of God
while the devil has his day, destroying
all he can, in his appointed time.
Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Fear not, the weariness of disillusionmentó
for within us, lies truths of each existence.
Rise up, O rise up, ye warriors of life
and have faith in something, anything
that keeps the head above water and blades off of wrists.
Take heed, what is put on pedestals, for
what consumes the thoughts
is the god, for that day.
Set a beacon of love, and a font
of forgiveness, for all to drown in.
Come Sail Away
Ah, to navigate oceans, free from folly
and toilsome slavery of the everydayó
Would that I let it all go, to swim
in waters, apart from the world
and its every unkindness.
Wherefore has your crown, gone, America,
trodden in dusts of sins and oppressions.
Pick it up, and straighten thy backboneó
The Lord did not create you for failure
Man In The Wilderness
I, the battle-weary soldier, have come home
and those I fought for, spit upon me
What have I traded mind and limb, for
when they turn and look the other way?
I shall meet myself at crossroads, outside
barriers of stone and thorns, where
the sea and untrod paths, wait for me.
Will you journey along, as the spirit of Kerouac
guides me to lands, unknown, or am I utterly alone?
The Grand Finale
Everything culminates, eventually, for
it is the purpose of paradigmsóto shift
and lay waste to the former.
Do we look back and lament, or set our sights
on some goodness that surely must come?
Written by MadameLavender
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