Crooked Line

04:41

Lyrics

 

here comes the madman with his
ribbon tied to a lobster
and the people in the garden they all
think that he’s some kind of monster

tripping through his lazy rhyme
looking for a grand design
he’s not that far
from a darker star
all along his crooked line

in the castle of his nightmare he is
brooding deep through the hours
and he’s guarding every tower
with a pistol made out of flowers

clutching every flask of wine
wrapped in homespun mythic time
he’s not that far
from a darker star
all along his crooked line

he’s broken under bridges where
time speaks in symbols of evening
black and white they all crumble in a
wakeful start out of dreaming

breaking from the needful sign
accounting for a world divine
he’s not that far
from a darker star
all along his crooked line

(From the album "misfit hymns")

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music