Volcano and Waterfall

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The city stood in shadow
Right beneath
The temple in the mountain
Ground asleep

Up there, the monks would pray
For peace
But High Priest John cast a spell
In greed

He found a book inside a cave
That told him how to be a deity
To watch from clouds and twist the world
Create, destroy in perfect harmony

But casting this spell would turn
The mountain into an active volcano
The eruption would kill
Thousands in the city below
John didn't consider himself a selfish man
So he cast another spell

Waterfall, waterfall
Save these fools from a tragedy
Keep them fine and alive
For my new reality

The ritual began
In disguise
The monks found out too late
And reacted with surprise

Ascending, John became
One with the sky
Then the mountain roared
Like a dragon

Embers spit and lava poured
And everyone was quickly breathing ash
Disintegrating homes and bones
Parents begging children not to cry

Looking down upon the mess
John asked himself what went wrong
If one spell didn't work
He too might be vulnerable
He then realized he was no longer ascending
So he screamed

Waterfall, waterfall
Save this fool from a tragedy
Keep me fine and alive
Give me back reality

All of a sudden, John was burning

Waterfall, waterfall
I'm a fool sunk in tragedy
What was wrong with that book
What is this reality

High Priest John, High Priest John
We're the ones you killed today
We will haunt your afterlife
Haunt you for eternity



from Fiction Portfolio, released September 6, 2016
Music and Lyrics by Chris Spirit Brown
Additional Composition by Janelle T. Kaiser & Daniel Maddy


tags: metal rock Rolla


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