Eastern Lights

from by Ian Gordon

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"Entering a large square, Jason is met by strange objects and eccentric townsfolk. A large gargoyle above the square announces an 'end of times' before initiating a celebration on the square."

Narrator
Hazy lights are shining
As a square before him opens
Emptiness it leaves him
And faces they surround him
Memories of the circus
Candy floss and cider
A statue stands before them
Welcoming and golden

Gargoyle Statue
Dance, dance your lives away
For this is the end
Time to leave today
So drink, drink till you sway
The last time's today

Narrator
Silently he's poised now
Marching men they enter
Clowns equipped with laughter
Surround him with their nonsense

Gargoyle Statue
Dance, dance your lives away
For this is the end
Time to leave today
So drink, drink till you sway
The last time's today

- A clown encounter -

"Several menacing looking clowns surround Jason and address him directly."

Blue-faced Clown
We have been waiting to spring this upon you
Masking your fear was the start
So much of your person is lost in your wisdom
You must learn to open your heart

All you will see is inevitably
Drawn from a picture inside
An outer portrayal of your future resides
In this madness to which you're confined

- Clown dance -

Narrator
Jason rooted to the spot
The circus is on the move
A drop of rain descends from the sky
The lights are lacklustre and dim
The people are missing
The square is devoid
As the statue points
Into darkness

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from The Box (Remastered), released July 5, 2011
Written, recorded & produced by Ian Gordon

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