Mystery Earth Song




It was the night before my wedding day

Such as I've never told

A ghost appeared at my bedroom window

complaining of the cold


With a shackled eye and a furrowed brow

the words he spoke were bold:

"Fly away from your twisted fears,

Forget the dreams of old."


Away we flew into the night

as he held me tightly bound

A storm cloud rose in the sky ahead

and with fire it was crowned


A stinging wind was in my face

I heard an awful sound

And down, down, down we flew

through a doorway in the ground


swallowed up in a blinding light

that was both far and near

my body swelled with euphoria

and my mind, it was clear


the ghost my friend he bade goodbye

but still I felt no fear

the droning void was all around

like music in my ear


my eyes could sort among the din

such colors I could enjoy

a vision of a laughing girl

and a mirthful little boy


in a pulsing ring of blue-black flame

my heart was filled with joy

and from my chest grew a purple rose

that fire could not destroy


My head was wrapt in leafy vines

my legs were roots of stone

my arms were made as diamond wings

where feathers they had grown


my spine it hummed electricity

an antenna made of bone

and out through my every pore

the blinding light boldly shone


then i awoke to my earthly bed

in a grayish winter dawn

convinced that all my time below

was for me a picture drawn


and all my days and all my nights

I'll seek to labor on

this cryptic tale of unity

this overflowing mystery song


(From the album Multitudes)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music