lookingglassfolk.comSongs/nemesis/ [pdf]

Nemesis

© Naomi Rivkis, with help from Katy Droege

Am G Am G/B
Bl ack land, r ed land, d ouble cr own
C G/B Am G Am
H eralds y ou as g od  on e arth
Am G Am G/B
Wh en An ubis l eads you d own
C G/B Am G Am
  All who w ake will kn ow y our w orth.
G E D
S ubtle as t he s and, death brings
E D E G/B Am
V erdict on t he l ives  of k ings.

Rich your tomb and sweet your rest,
Safe your bed, but ere you pass
Here am I to tame and test,
Show your image in the glass.
Ask you, "Human, are you wise?"
Cut the Pharaoh down to size.

Centuries hence, another prince,
Dying, named himself to gods.
He has reckoned better since --
The gates were barred with iron rods.
Wiser, he was welcomed in
Simply called a man of sin.
Bridge
G E D
  Answer, you wh once demanded,
E D E G Am
R iddle by y our w its  and h eart
G E D
  No advis ors h ere commanded
E D E F E
  No brave guards  to t ake y our p art
E D E D E
J ackal's-head w ith s ilent l aught er
Am G/B C G/B Am
W aits to lead y ou 'm idst t he d ead.
E D E
G uess, and make y our  own hereafter;
E F E D E
  I'm to name t he p ath y ou tr ead.
Sire, my riddle isn't hard --
Lose your hubris: that's the price.
Any prince who knows the word
Earns his place in paradise.
Kneel before me, if you can
And admit yourself a man.

Winner of the 2004 OVFF songwriting contest, ``Riddle Me This''.


http://lookingglassfolk.com/Songs/nemesis/
Automatically generated with flktran from ../Lyrics/nemesis.flk.