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Lullaby of Bedlam

This song is by Ajalon and appears on the album This Good Place (2009).

Gone are the cornfields you used to call home
The plow and the tractor to which you were chained
Where after all is the glory in dirt
With your head in the clouds and the mud on your shirt

You took your discontent and the cash your folks gave
Let it ride on one ticket to fortue and fame
With no pangs of guilt in that sullen young heart
You took you own birthright and feed it to the sharks

At the gates of the city's insatiable maw
Our hero arrived staring slack jawed and dumb
At the circus of neon that painted the clouds
And the tall shiny towers that clawed at the sky

Cold and malevolent heartless and cruel
An apple proffered a knife held unseen
Defiler of daughters corruptors of sons
A Hell-on-earth playground of crack pipes and guns
The moment you dumbly emerged from that train
You fell under the spell of the city
Enticed by her beauty and come hither smile
Sedated and drunk you fell into her arms

Breath deep the sweet perfume of her insanity
Seduce and intoxicated taken without a fight
Learn fast or be crushed by the ways of the city
As the coils of darkness tighten slowly around your heart

"Welcome to my parlor" said the spider to the fly

Hollow and frozen where once your love burned brightly
Forsaken and distant, destined for the grave

Look at yourself in the mirror and wail in despair
Believing the lie that you cannot go home again

If you leave now you can make it home by sunrise

You empty the bottle and hope that this time it will numb you
To the weight of the world that come to bring you down
But the flood of regret that seems to fill you with madness
My also serve as the current that carries you home

Breath deep the sweet perfume of her insanity
Seduce and intoxicated taken without a fight
Learn fast or be crushed by the ways of the city
As the coils of darkness tighten slowly around your heart

Credits

Written by:

Randy George, Wil Henderson and Dan Lile

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