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Lyrics

A Monument to Madness
(E. J. Geel)

Fireflies and alibis in clouds above the mire
Artesian wells and ancient smells
It’s the land of lust and liars

From that crumbling house you made a vow
To the peacocks on the shed
Accessories, like dignity,
Were shoved under the bed

And now, a thousand summers later
You’re standing in the door
Among the glass shards on the floor
As if a hurricane just barreled through
The memory so frangible and dear to you, oh but

Don’t let the blast confound you
It’s just a minor glitch
A little painful when it hits
And don’t let the lights astound you
Can you hear the angels sing
On the silence of your wings, oh

The one who led the marching band
Across the soggy grass
He said you were the perfect fit
To wave the tattered flag

And then one day his feathers fell
In bundles to the ground
You left them there, a monument to madness
And mowed the grass around them

And now, a thousand summers later
You’re standing in the street
A smoking crater at your feet
As if a meteor just slammed into
The memory so tangible and clear to you, oh

Don’t let the blast confound you
It’s just a minor glitch
A little painful when it hits
And don’t let the lights astound you
Can you hear the angels sing
On the silence of your wings, oh

Don’t let the blast confound you
It’s just a minor glitch
A little painful when it hits